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Item 9190

Title: WWII Patriotic banner, circa 1945

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society

Date: circa 1945

Location: Norway

Media: felt with foil and cloth

Item 21101

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

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1943

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

Item 9415

Title: Soldiers leaving for WWII, Norway, 1943

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society

Date: 1943

Location: Norway

Media: Photograph

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

William Wong, 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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Site

Mary Lane McMillan, ca. 1910

Hollingsworth Fine Arts

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Site

Store and Post Office, Surry, 1924

Surry Historical Society

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Site

Yellow birch logs, Atlas Plywood Co., Greenville, ca. 1955

Moosehead Historical Society

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