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Keywords: Ordnance industry

Historical Items

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Item 13279

Oriental Powder Mills, South Windham, ca. 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1855 Location: Windham Media: Ink on paper

Item 5781

Portland Company employees, ca. 1917

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

Item 5775

Ordnance production at the Portland Company

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Photograph, jpg

Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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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.

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Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 2 of 3

C., where he served in Ordnance Department until the close of the war. Returning to Mexico in 1865, he bought back his old store at the Corner and…