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Historical Items

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Item 7578

Franklin County voting record, 1816

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1816 Location: Mercer; Moscow Media: Ink on paper

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Item 80656

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from brother Franklin, 1848

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1848-04-24 Location: Westport Island; Readfield Media: ink on paper

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Item 15327

L Pond, Franklin County, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Seven Ponds Twp.; Seven Ponds Twp. Media: Lantern slide

Exhibits

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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

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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.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Franklin County Agricultural Fair

… at the 62nd Annual Exhibition of the Franklin County Agricultural Society, held on the Franklin Park, it was stated, “We have the finest Cattle…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Index

… of the Farmington State Normal School - Education Franklin County Agricultural Fair - Agriculture Jacob Abbott - People, Education John Frank…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

… In 1840, the legislature granted a charter to the Franklin County Agricultural Society. The first meeting was held May 26, 1840 with John Titcomb…