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Contributed by: Republican Club through Biddeford Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
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.
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.
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
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… (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant, shopkeeper, and Republican supporter, drew the "Republican Wigwam," a temporary building that was located at the…
… advised & concreted the shamefull betrayal of our republican party." The Bangor convention preceded the Democrats' Philadelphia convention, held…
Martin, a Republican, described the activities of the post Civil War Democrats in Bangor. Martin wrote about a speech Ladd gave on Sept.