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Historical Items

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Item 81735

W.W.II Rubber drive at the Star Theater, Westbrook, 1943

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library Date: 1943 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Item 14759

Bangor and Aroostook engine 204, c. 1910

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.