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Item 27856

Title: U.S. Post Office Dept. letter to Bath Collector of Customs 1883

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: 1883-03-19

Location: Bath; Washington; Wiscasset

Media: Ink on Paper

Item 9222

Title: Samuel Freeman postmaster appointment, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1775-10-01

Location: Portland; Falmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 70811

Title: First Postmaster of Minturn, a village on Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Swans Island

Media: black and white photograph

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Exhibit

Benedict Arnold

Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

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.

Exhibit

Civil War post office scroll, 1862-1864

Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.

Exhibit

Hiram Church, Presque Isle, 1861

Presque Isle and the Civil War

Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.

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Site

Sprinkler wagon, Blue Hill, ca. 1910

Blue Hill Historical Society

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Site

Bridge Under Construction at East New Portland November 29th, 1923

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

A multi-village history of this western Maine town as created by students and teachers from MSAD #74, the New Portland Community Library, and the New Portland Historical Society. Exhibits are divided into sections examining North New Portland Village, East New Portland Village, and West New Portland Village.

Site

Libby and Co. Ice Wagon, Scarborough, ca. 1880

Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

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