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Item 64126

Prohibition Postcard, Surry, 1927

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society

Date: 1927-07-12

Location: Surry

Media: Postcard

Item 82279

Alcohol use permit for Dr. Giguère, Lewiston, 1922

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1922

Location: Lewiston

Media: Ink on paper

Item 16095

Critique of Prohibition post card

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Media: Postcard

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Portland City Hall Rum Room, ca. 1930

Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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Maine Yankee, Wiscasset, 1987

Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

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Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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'Melissa Trask,' 1884

Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… we have no drunken men that I know of.” Prohibition Postcard, Surry, 1927Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society No doubt Rev.

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Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880

Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

Surry Today Home to about 1,300 residents, Surry today is a vibrant town boasting an active, creative, and diverse citizenry, many of whom are…