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Item 15892

Charles Appleton Longfellow in formal Japanese attire.

Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site Date: circa 1872 Media: Albumen print

Item 67943

"Down East Goes Far East" poster, Japan, 1987

Contributed by: Susan and Charles Guilford through Surry Historical Society Date: 1987 Location: Surry Media: Red and blue ink on white glossy poster paper

Item 7733

Russia Japan Peace Conference, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Postcard


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Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.


Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


Student Exhibit: Somerset Railroad

The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

Surry Opera Co. Japan 1987Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Performances remained unpolished but received critical acclaim, the enthusiasm…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 3 of 3

… they began to export throughout Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. The great flood of 1987 dealt a devastating blow to the operation, ruining…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

In the Far East, Japan had invaded China. During this year, the U.S. Army had declared Bangor a crucial location for its aerial defense system, and…

My Maine Stories

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Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here


How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement


How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse