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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Media: steel and wood
Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society
Date: circa 1850
When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.
The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.
Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.
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Prisons and Firearms The information found in Hallowell’s annual reports described the Maine State Prison in the 1800’s.
Some things that have changed are their firearms, uniforms, expenses, and the term and job of city marshals.
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