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Purple Heart citation for John Edward Barry, 1947

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: 1945-01-02 Location: Newburgh Media: Text

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.


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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Western Maine Foothills Region - A Man's Life in a Suitcase

Boyer of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve assured Fannie that Private Barry served the battalion and Corps both efficiently and loyally, and that he…