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Item 34733

John Marshall Brown private notebook, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 - 1863 Media: Ink on paper; leather

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Item 35586

John Marshall Brown, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.


Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.


Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine’s iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine’s identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine’s culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

Late Twentieth Century Scenic view of Patten Bay, Surry, ca. 1960Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Changes By 1950, Surry's…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

Early Twentieth Century Daily Living During the Jazz Age of 1920s, Surry had some specialized schools, including a dancing school and a singing…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 3 of 4

During the early years of the twentieth century, upscale cottages were built along the shore. In 1913, Josiah Newton Davidson, a Pittsburgh banker…