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.
Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.
Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.
Wood pile, 130 Center St., Bangor, ca. 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…
… 72365 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A pile of quarry stone ready for shipment at the Quarry Wharf with a derrick to help load the stone…
… - the Wadsworth Longfellow House in winter Snow piles in front of the house and a slushy Congress Street mark this winter view of the…