Keywords: National Bank
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
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.
Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
Men and women built small farms along the fertile banks of the river, grew crops and raised livestock for themselves and to trade.
… Main Streets, in which the new George's National Bank and Georges Insurance Offices were installed. Throughout the years this building housed…
He says, “I’m not gunna tell you why but get your money out. Put it in the Nationals. Fast. That’s all I’m gunna say.” My father, I guess he thought…