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Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site
Date: circa 1872
Media: Albumen print
Contributed by: Susan and Charles Guilford through Surry Historical Society
Media: Red and blue ink on white glossy poster paper
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.
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.
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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Surry Opera Co. Japan 1987Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Performances remained unpolished but received critical acclaim, the enthusiasm…
… they began to export throughout Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. The great flood of 1987 dealt a devastating blow to the operation, ruining…
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…
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by Mary D. McGuirk
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by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima