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Item 70819

Letter urging Shepley run for Congress, Portland, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 76152

Senator Muskie at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: 1971

Location: Carrabassett Valley

Media: Photographic print

Item 9977

Margaret Chase Smith stumping, Woodland, 1960

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library

Date: 1960-09-28

Location: Woodland; Skowhegan

Media: Photographic print

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Edmund S. Muskie, Democratic nominee for U.S. vice president, 1968

Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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'Yes, I'll Try a Pair' cartoon, 1964

Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

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.

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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

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.