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Historical Items

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Item 23259

War Relief Fundraiser, Biddeford, 1917

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1917 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 23258

Cigarette boy at War Relief fundraiser, Biddeford, 1917

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1917 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 102559

Remember Belgium propaganda poster, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Media: Lithograph

Exhibits

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - World War I

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doughboy>. "The Great War". Web. <http://www.pbs.org> "Lincoln, Maine". Web. <http://www.lincolnmaine.org>.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

With great difficulty, he managed to sail his ship to Crosby’s Long Wharf in Hampden for repairs. Having taken Castine on September 1, 1814, British…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… farm workers left our communities to cause a great strain on those left behind during the war. Some families requested aid from the State, from…

My Maine Stories

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War