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Contributed by: Monson Historical Society
Date: circa 1955
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on paper
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.
William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.
The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.
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Benedict ArnoldItem Contributed byMaine Historical Society During the early stages of the revolution, George Washington gave orders for Benedict…
Later, after the American Revolution, the cutting, sawing and transporting of enormous amounts of both pine and spruce boards began.
Bloomfield Academy Bloomfield AcademyItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House The Canaan Academy was first incorporated by the court of…
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by Parivash Rohani
My journey from Iran to Maine
by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office
Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland