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Item 79085

Franklin Pierce letter to G.F. Shepley, Washington, 1855

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1855 Location: Portland; Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 11978

Margaret Chase Smith supports the Jimmy Fund

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1953-09-03 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

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Bringing in the hay, Trone Farm, New Sweden, ca. 1930

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print


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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 1 of 3

She was engaged by the Maine Central Railroad to help market the Rangeley Lakes as a popular destination for tourism.

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Maine Conservation Corps

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… then moved to Apopka, FL, where they continued to engage in the lumbering business. Front row, left-right: Percival L. (1866-1954), Austin C.