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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Augusta; Augusta
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine State Archives
Date: circa 1850
Location: Augusta; Anson; Augusta; Anson
Media: Carte de visite
Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.
Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.
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.
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… including councilman, alderman, mayor, State legislator, and Maine Commissioner to the World’s Fair in Paris. Mr.
… sought their own identities and obtained legislative permission to break away. When Chelsea, Manchester and Farmingdale were created, Hallowell’s…
The hotel hosted legislators and famous visitors: Phillips Brooks, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Daniel Webster, Franklin Peirce and Ralph Waldo Emerson.