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Historical Items

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Item 6242

Pere Pole deposition, July 19, 1793

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1793-07-19 Location: Hallowell Media: Ink on paper, manuscript

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Item 6883

St. John and Penobscot Rivers map, 1798

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1798-05-08 Location: Pleasant Point Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6851

Indian map, Lake Vermillion, Sandy Point

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1825 Media: Ink on paper


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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… Kennebec was a throughfare for traveling bands of Indians, including the Abenaki tribe of Algonquins.

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Lincoln, Maine - Catholic Church

By the mid-1800s, the Penobscot Indians had been practicing Catholicism for years, after being converted by European settlers.

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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

… paddle up the Penobscot River, walk the ancient Indian footpaths while fording the streams, or trek beside ox-drawn wagons over river ice.

My Maine Stories

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The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land