Keywords: Maine's First Governor
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Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society
Date: circa 1940
Contributed by: Patten Free Library
Date: circa 1855
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society
Date: circa 1910
Location: Essex; Boothbay Harbor; Port Clyde; Monhegan; Boothbay
Media: Glass Negative
The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.
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Women's Firsts Text by Candis Joyce Photos courtesy of the Swan's Island Historical Society As in many rural towns and villages, island women’s…
… collectors was William King, also the first governor of Maine. A customs collector has an office at a frontier where the customs duty on imports is…
… and C .W King, the son of William King, the first governor of Maine. Before 1852 , King's home was at the site of the Customs House.