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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

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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

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Item 34544

Proclamation of statehood, 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1820 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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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.


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.


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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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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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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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…