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Historical Items

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Item 75057

Gen. Banks on putting slaves to work, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Concert Program, Maine Camp Hospital Association, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: Portland Media: ink on paper

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U.S. Life-Saving Station, Wallis Sands, New Hampshire, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Rye Media: Lantern slide


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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.


Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.


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.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - Modern History: 1966 to Present

… the closing of our local brush dump, general assistance expenditures hit an all time high of $54,000, and soon thereafter, Burt’s Bees, which had…

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

She and an assistant ran the library three days a week. It was impressive that the average number of books out per day open was 125 most years we…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Village Schools

… two-week’s pay to purchase their own desks to assist in furnishing their rooms. A town project was reportedly never so well organized.

My Maine Stories

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The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds