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Historical Items

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Item 27104

Governor Brann Ferry, Islesboro, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Islesboro Media: Postcard

Item 11485

Governor Brann School, Cyr Plantation

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: 1934 Location: Cyr Plantation Media: color digital photograph

Item 15786

Governor Llewellyn Powers and council, ca. 1897

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1897 Location: Houlton; Augusta Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37481

2-40 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Gas Light Co. Use: Governor House


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The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.


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.


Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Governor's Potato Plot, Presque Isle, 1959

Governor's Potato Plot, Presque Isle, 1959 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description In celebration of the centennial of…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Lincoln Block

… collectors was William King, also the first governor of Maine. A customs collector has an office at a frontier where the customs duty on imports is…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… and C .W King, the son of William King, the first governor of Maine. Before 1852 , King's home was at the site of the Customs House.

My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment