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Historical Items

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Item 77453

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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Item 76632

Republican delegates to national convention, 1868

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

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Item 11283

Gov. Baxter political ribbon, 1922

Contributed by: Baxter State Park Date: 1922 Location: Bangor Media: Ribbon with button

Exhibits

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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.

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Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

… Gate designs 1866 Philadelphia National Union convention Bangor Democratic convention George W. Ladd Sen. James R.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Senator James Doolittle, Bangor, 1866

convention preceded the Democrats' Philadelphia convention, held before the 1866 mid-year elections with the hope of forming a new political party…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 3, pages 38-56

… Yales Mammoth Tent Penobscot County Democratic Convention Steamer, gun boat Mahoning Congressional excursion to Bangor Bangor McClellan Club Ideal…

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement