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Item 89871

Rebecca Usher to sister, Quebec, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1841

Location: Three Rivers

Media: Ink on paper

Item 89849

Rebecca Usher on trip to Quebec, 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1840

Location: Hollis; Three Rivers

Media: Ink on paper

Item 8638

Wiscasset & Quebec Locomotive #2

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1891

Location: Portland; Alna

Media: Photoprint

Tax Records Showing 3 of 43 View All

Item 71547

15 Quebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Almeria Abbott

Use: Garage

Item 71553

38 Quebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clifford L. Libby

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 71554

39 Quebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ada E. Mundee

Use: Dwelling - Single family

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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.

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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Ku Klux Klan Constitution cover, 1921

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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Brigadier General Benedict Arnold

Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

These men were to get to Quebec by following the Kennebec river upstream. Someone informed George Washington that the only way to travel on the…

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

… his revolutionary army up the Kennebec River to Quebec City. Because there were no dams at the time, the men and animals had to journey their way…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

… through the area with the intent of invading Quebec City, 184 miles to the north. The first settlement in the area was called Canaan, and early…