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Historical Items

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Item 9741

Hopkins, Maine State Legislature, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photoprint

Item 9745

Frank H. Boody, Maine State Legislature, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Windham Media: Photoprint

Item 10216

Henry C. Brewer, Maine State Legislature. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Freeport Media: Photoprint

Exhibits

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Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

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Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

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Land Claims, Economic Opportunities?

The landmark 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act provided $81.6 million to Maine Indians for economic development, land purchase and other purposes. The money and increased land holdings, however, have not solved economic and employment issues for Maine Indians.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… and was elected to the House in 1938 to the 89th Legislature and served three terms. He was Speaker of the House in the 91st Legislature, then ran…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Samuel Peirson (1759-1852)

… Institution between 1827-1843, as well as serving on the boards of other local institutions. In 1827, he was elected to the state legislature.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 2 of 4

… too. In a petition to the newly-minted Maine Legislature, 176 male residents of Cumberland who signed a petition to the Legislature that year noted…