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Historical Items Showing 3 of 2814 View All

Item 100578

Israel Washburn Jr. on integrity of government, Augusta, 1861

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center

Date: 1861-02-04

Location: Augusta

Media: Ink on paper

Item 99435

Civil War veterans at Memorial Hall, Belfast, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Belfast Free Library

Date: circa 1890

Location: Belfast

Media: Photograph on card

Item 23103

James Foss Davis, Ellsworth, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library

Date: circa 1875

Location: Ellsworth

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 3 View All

Item 50794

Assessor's Record, 65-79 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: U.S. Government

Use: Post Office

Item 53805

Assessor's Record, 314 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: United States Government

Use: Custom House

Item 63258

Assessor's Record, 65-79 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: United States Government

Use: Post Office

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Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Custom Collectors

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage. The last presidential appointment was made in 1960, and the system abolished in in 1974.

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King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

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Site

Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown

The history of downtown Bath as created by the students of Bath Middle School, with assistance from members of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library and Bath Historical Society. Seventeen exhibits examine various historic blocks in the downtown section of the city.

Site

Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Store, 1882

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland

When Peleg Wadsworth built his house in 1785, what is now Congress Street in Portland was on the rural outskirts of the community known as Falmouth. The house passed on to other family members and Portland changed around what remained a family home until 1901, when it became a historic house museum.

Site

235-237 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, 1924

City of Portland Planning & Urban Development

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My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 4 View All

Story

Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love

by Parivash Rohani


My journey from Iran to Maine

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

Story

How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine

by Doug Rawlings


Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement