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Item 7287

Wesumbe deed, Nov. 28, 1668

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1668-11-28 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 85185

Samuel 'Squire' Tarbox, Westport, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1850 Location: Westport Island Media: Daguerreotype

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John Paine House, Thomaston, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 74290

Assessor's Record, 64-66 Salem Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: National Traders Bank Use: Land only


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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.


The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - John Crosby

He was an early trader with the West Indies, “trading largely in sugar, molasses and lumber principally.” He was the owner of the first ship, the…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

There, he encountered French traders and Native Americans and promptly chased them off. His company then sailed to the larger island of Islesboro…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

Farmers, traders and manufacturers saw their overseas markets disappear. Business plummeted and ships languished.