Keywords: Security Guards
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Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1924
Media: Photographic print
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.
Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.
With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.
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… Navigation remain under jurisdiction of the Coast Guard, now part of the Department of Homeland Security.
Andrews Band, Frontier National Guards, Capt. Bradish were followed by the Knights of Columbus float and P. Gillis Council K. of C.
… the park employed a stable of security guards, as well as police officers Fred Flynn and Harry Edgecomb, available to escort any riffraff from the…
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by Ted Heselton
Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam
by Michael Uhl
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