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Historical Items

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Blaine & Logan campaign flag, Westbrook, 1884

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1884 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

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James Blaine telegram to G.F. Shepley, Augusta, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Location: Portland; Rockland Media: Ink on paper

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Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1872 Location: Augusta Media: Ink and watercolor on paper


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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.


Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 3: 1867-

Grant's campaign for the presidency in 1872. He offers his own views of Horace Greeley, Grant's opponent, and other Democratic candidates for state…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 129-142

… 3 continue the story of the 1872 presidential campaign -- the contest between Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, and Horace Greeley, a…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 108-128

… Part 6, pages 108-128 The 1872 presidential campaign of Horace Greeley and Ulysses S. Grant consume much of this section.