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Historical Items

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Item 71042

Letter to Col. Shepley on circumstances in New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 29089

The Saco Factory Girl and Emily Adderson Romances of Real Life, 1852

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1852 Location: Saco Media: Ink on paper

Item 17177

Sarah F. Sanborn letter to Peter Sanborn, 1857

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1857 Location: Readfield; Auburn Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Johnson Shoe Bros.

… foundation, Which was the start of a Hallowell sensation. 10,000 to 12,000 pairs of boots, The weekly payroll was quite the loot.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Liz, widow Clark, Bangor, 1848

… dress brown sock and red hoods." "They created a sensation all over the city," according to an account John Martin, a Bangor accountant and…

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR