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Item 102192

John Chandler to William King on Maine statehood, Monmouth, 1818

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1818-10-03

Location: Monmouth

Media: Ink on Paper

Item 102194

Joshua B. Lowell to John Chandler, Chesterville, 1819

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1819-01-25

Location: Chesterville

Media: Ink and Paper

Item 34544

Proclamation of statehood, 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1820

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.


Thomas Brackett Reed lapel pin

Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.


Bakers and Confectioners trade banner, Portland, 1841

A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

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Second Parish Church, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Judge George Thacher (1754-1824)

… as a justice until 1820, when Maine attained statehood. He then left his position in Massachusetts to become a judge in the newly formed Supreme…

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Della Collins, Eastern Steamship Company Wharf, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

… King was recruited during the Centennial of Statehood gathering on August 1, 1920. It was named in honor of Maine's first governor of Maine…

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Garrison Cove Marker on Black Point Road in Scarborough

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… 1812 served as an impetus toward Maine's path to statehood. Opposing President Madison's declaration of war on Great Britain, Governor Strong would…