Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans; Portland; Memphis; Baton Rouge Media: Ink on paper
At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.
Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.
The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.
It has a one cent postage stamp and cancellation marks from Farmington. The weather was fine, and over two thousand persons attended.
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