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Contributed by: Ski Museum of Maine
Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society
Date: circa 1947
Contributed by: Town of Topsham
Location: Portsmouth; Topsham
Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.
William Ladd of Minot, a former ship captain and cotton farmer, wanted to abolish slavery, believed in temperance and other causes, but even more passionately, he wanted nations to agree to international peace. He was the founder of the American Peace Society in 1828.
In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.