Keywords: Twenty Third Maine
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Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society
Location: Leeds; Great Falls
Media: Ink on paper, letter
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Augusta; Augusta; Washington
Media: Photographic print
Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
Immigration is one of the most contentious topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people—the Wabanaki—permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.
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Twenty-three years later he married Rebecca King with whom he had some of his children. He then went to Orrington, Maine with four of his sons but…
None of the twenty residents were hurt in the fire, but a firefighter was sent to Mayo Regional Hospital for a badly sprained ankle.
… Centennial Celebration, that quarter was ten to twenty percent of an average day’s wages. Centennial souvenir pin, Lubec, 1911Item Contributed…