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Keywords: Know Nothings

Historical Items

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Item 5283

Burning of the Old South Church, Bath, (1st Stage)

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854-07-06 Location: Bath Media: Oil on canvas

Item 5208

Third phase, burning of Old South Church, Bath, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854-07-06 Location: Bath Media: Oil on canvas

Item 35333

John Bapst, Bangor, ca. 1860

Contributed by: John Bapst Memorial High School Date: circa 1860 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Beniah Harding

… he’d let me in, so I went on a strict diet of nothing but lettuce and water. After 2 weeks I lost 9.5 pounds, he told me I was a half pound left…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

Riverside Park Text by Paula Sloane “Nothing Doing Anywhere Else - Everything Doing Here” Riverside Park stage, Hampden, circa 1910Item…

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Lubec, Maine - Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen

They went away to work because there was nothing here. Then, the can plant closed. J: Is there anything else you would like to say about your work at…

My Maine Stories

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima