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Historical Items

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Item 77736

Ether Shepley to son G. F. Shepley, St. Louis, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Portland; St. Louis Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100954

Annie Martin Snow casket, Bangor, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1889 Location: Bangor Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 100329

Eunice Sewall to sister on school, Choctaw County, Alabama, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863-12-11 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

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Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

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Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 2 of 3

… nuns from Quebec in the city, and an arrangement with Laval University allowed for conferral of an actual degree if the coursework was met…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

… in the Old World, and commenced to prove it by arranging his own experimental colony. Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605Item…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

… Patent from his grandfather, John Leverett arranged for a settlement of families in the vicinity of the trading post in 1719.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

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The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

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