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Item 70813

Report on seized ordnance, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-13 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 8905

108 mm shell manufacturing

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 8906

Shell manufacture, Portland, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint


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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.


The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.


"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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City of Portland Planning & Urban Development

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

… others, and to deal with other violations of Town Ordinances. Crimes of violence and serious property offenses were the responsibility of the…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

In 1878, Portland passed an ordinance prohibiting residents from emptying or removing the contents of any privy vault within the city.