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Item 99277

Title: William H. Jackson letter requesting employee exemption from Civil War draft, 1862

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: 1862-09-02

Location: Windham; Portland

Media: ink on paper

Item 82066

Title: World War II draft card, Lewiston, 1942

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: 1942-02-16

Location: Lewiston

Media: ink on paper

Item 11863

Title: Enlistment and draft quotas, Houlton, 1864

Contributed by: Cary Library

Date: 1864-07-01

Location: Houlton

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 52979

Address: 2-82 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Company

Use: Drafting Room

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Exhibit

Letter to Francis Pratt from family, 1865

In Canada During the Civil War

One surviving letter from the family of Francis Pratt to the young man who was in Canada in 1865 suggests that going to Canada to escape military service during the Civil War was not unheard of. The letter also suggests money was removed to Canada to protect it.

Exhibit

Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 700,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

Exhibit

Toy Len Goon in Washington, D.C., 1952

Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.

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Site

Adam Simpson Green, Colby College, 1887

Colby College Special Collections

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

View of cars coming to Surry, 1917

Surry by the Bay

The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.

Site

Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.