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Historical Items

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Item 21618

Skowhegan Free Public Library and Elm Street, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Skowhegan Free Public Library through Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1940 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 7322

Company E, Skowhegan, 1917

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1917-04-01 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 11816

Alexander Crawford eucre cards, Skowhegan, 1864

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1864 Location: Skowhegan Media: Paper

Exhibits

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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.

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

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.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area John Gray, Fryeburg, ca. 1980Item Contributed byFryeburg Historical Society by Dana Bulba The…

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Skowhegan Community History - Benedict Arnold's March

Dead wrong. Lead canteen left on Skowhegan Island by one of Arnold's soldiers X The Dead River was mostly all swamp, hard to pass through…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

… reason chose not to settle in Bloomfield, (now Skowhegan) Maine, but chose to venture further up river.

My Maine Stories

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam