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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

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

Item 12011

Letter of Introduction, Bangor, 1828

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1828-04-28

Location: Houlton; Bangor

Media: paper

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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

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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Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

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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Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

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.

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Upper Corner businesses, Hampden, ca. 1904

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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Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

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