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Item 9190

WWII Patriotic banner, circa 1945

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society

Date: circa 1945

Location: Norway

Media: felt with foil and cloth

Item 21101

WWII Buoy Boat testing, Mt. Desert, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1943

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photographic print

Item 9415

Soldiers leaving for WWII, Norway, 1943

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society

Date: 1943

Location: Norway

Media: Photographic print

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Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Headstone of Joshua Allen, Portland, 1805

A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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William Wong, Portland, ca. 1926

Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

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Governor Bodwell Steamboat, Swan's Island, ca. 1920

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII Fishing and shipbuilding led the state of Maine into its “Golden Economic Age” in the 1850s, as…

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Mary Lane McMillan, ca. 1910

Hollingsworth Fine Arts

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Store and Post Office, Surry, 1924

Surry Historical Society

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Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne


Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII

by Vera Cleaves


West Point during World War II

Story

The stories my parents told

by Henry Gartley


Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.