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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site
Media: oil on panel
Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.
Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.
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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Then, with their wives and the one little child, they crept under it and passed the night. In the morning they arose and began the settlement of…
My mother at first stayed at home- most house wives stayed at home- and I’m a little ambiguous about that. It pays to have a mother in the house.
His remains and his three wives lie in the yard of his home. Starbirds Mill X Chase Hewett Mill X Carrabassett Creamery X East New…
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by Bob Small
How the Vietnam war affected my life
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII