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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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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.


Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

… Chidsey, “The Old Boston Post Roads,” National Geographic (May 1962). 4. See note 2 above. 5. August F.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… the state, and when we consider the extent of its geographical area, the fertility of it soil, its varied mechanical industries, its mercantile and…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… and neighborliness; met the challenges posed by geographic isolation, a sometimes harsh environment, and the vagaries of a fisheries-based economy.