Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.
From the earliest days of photography doting parents from across Maine sought to capture images of their young children. The studio photographs often reflect the families' images of themselves and their status or desired status.
At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.
Philip Haigis Dr. Philip Haigis, Scarborough, ca. 1960Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Dr.
Richard King, Robert Southgate, and Philip Haigis arrived in Scarborough as young men and immersed themselves in the life and business affairs of…