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Contributed by: Franco-American Collection
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Norway Historical Society
Date: circa 1945
Location: Norway; Oxford
Media: ink on paper
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.
Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.
George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.
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Visit us here and someday visit us in person when time permits; our arms are open and we welcome all.
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The combination of agriculture and industry permitted Hampden to thrive. Early in the 19th century, it even competed with Bangor, its neighbor to the…
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by Sherry Judd
I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.
by Barbara Burns
My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.
by Randy Randall
Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.