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Historical Items

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Item 80482

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from brother Valentine, Brooksville, 1851

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1851 Location: Westport Island; Belfast; Sedgwick; Brooksville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 80271

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from brother Franklin, 1849

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1849 Location: Westport; Readfield Media: ink on paper

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Item 44459

'Camden-By-The-Sea: The Spirit Vocative,' Camden, 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930 Location: Camden Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

… Society Description In 1862 a grieving Gray family opened a coffin that was supposed to contain the body of their son.

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

They left crying, grieving, a smaller crowd. Wyman Ramsdell lived near to Miriam, and the day of the accident saved her life.

My Maine Stories

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Story

The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds