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Historical Items

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Item 9741

Hopkins, Maine State Legislature, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photoprint

Item 9745

Frank H. Boody, Maine State Legislature, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Windham Media: Photoprint

Item 10216

Henry C. Brewer, Maine State Legislature. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Freeport Media: Photoprint

Exhibits

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Maine State Archives

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

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Maine State Museum

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