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Historical Items

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Item 9430

The Cruiser, Freeport, March 27, 1859

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1859 Location: Freeport; South Freeport Media: paper

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Item 9431

The Cruiser, Freeport, April 1859

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1859 Location: Freeport; South Freeport Media: paper

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Item 9429

The Cruiser, Freeport, January 1859

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1859 Location: Freeport; South Freeport Media: paper

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Exhibits

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A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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