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Item 102761

Toy Len Goon and Dogon Goon, Portland, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1922

Location: Portland

Media: Photoprint

Item 15479

Frances Elizabeth Appleton Longfellow

Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site

Date: 1834

Location: Cambridge

Media: oil on panel

Item 18101

Alice A. Sisson Scott, Portland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1870

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

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Freeland Holmes and Caroline Holmes, Foxcroft, ca. 1860

The Washburns of Livermore

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.

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Hiram Adelman, Mars Hill, ca. 1935

The Jews of Maine

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.

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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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Deacon Pease Clark, Settler's Lot, Hallowell, 1761

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell's First Dwelling

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…

Site Page

Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Andrew Anderson

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.

Site Page

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - East New Portland Village

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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Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life

by Bob Small


How the Vietnam war affected my life

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