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Item 8759

Virginia Starbird, Waterford, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Waterford

Media: Photographic print

Item 98696

Steamship 'Virginia,' Boothbay Harbor, 1934

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society

Date: 1934-06-30

Location: Boothbay Harbor; Bath; Southport

Media: Glass Negative

Item 84433

U.S.S. 'Cumberland' line, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1860

Location: Hampton Roads; Portland

Media: Hemp

Tax Records Showing 3 of 6 View All

Item 58627

18 Inverness Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Virginia A. Wells

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 85268

Hamilton property, Hillside Road, Little Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Virginia C. Hamilton

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 57647

149 Hartley Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Virginia F. Hagan

Use: Dwelling - Single family

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Rebecca N. Usher, Hollis, ca. 1885

Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.


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Raleigh Gilbert, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


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Students on porch, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1928

We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 2, pages 27-37

Other topics and people mentioned are: Excerpt from book about Virginia, South Carolina 1849 crime reports

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro to pages 91-132

… comments on, and instructions for the Polka, and Virginia Reel. He also provides images and profiles of: Mrs. Emily A. Mills L.

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Jonathan P. Cilley Personal Sketch from P. Henry Tillson Post Journal, Thomaston, Maine  1895

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - JP Cilley Ledger From Post

§ Wounded at Middletown, Virginia on May 31, 1862. § Taken prisoner in Middletown, Virginia on June 24, 1862. § Promoted to Major May 8, 1862.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


My life as a revolutionary knitter

by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima