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Historical Items

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Item 17241

Women's Army Corps, Portland, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944 Location: Portland; Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Item 17243

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Fort Williams, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1942 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Item 17244

Women's Army Corps, Fort Williams, ca. 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1944 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

The Grand Army of the Republic was a fraternal organization made up of Civil War veterans from the Union Army.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Prominent Women Text By: Strong School 7th and 8th Graders, 2011-2012 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903Item Contributed byFarmington…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

1955 Item 67301 infoStrong Historical Society Strong Wood Turning Corp. produced thousands of different styles of novelties.

My Maine Stories

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

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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