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Historical Items

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Item 76038

Recommendation for Horace Jordan, Portland, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland; New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 76039

Recommendation of William S. Cochran, Bangor, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans; Augusta; Bangor Media: Ink on paper

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Item 12011

Letter of Introduction, Bangor, 1828

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1828-04-28 Location: Houlton; Bangor Media: paper

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Exhibits

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Introduction

Introduction Text by Karyn Field with images from the Hampden Historical Society and the Penobscot Marine Museum Upper Corner businesses…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Welcome and Introduction

Welcome and Introduction The Great Harbor and mountains of Mount Desert Island. Photo by W.H. Ballard, circa 1940.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

EXHIBITS NEW! CITIES OF SMOKE AND SOOT An introduction to Biddeford and Saco's tumultuous fire history.