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Historical Items

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Item 40468

Maine Centennial Parade of Horribles, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-07-05 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 11105

Armistice Day parade, Houlton, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1935 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 35269

Floats for tercentenary celebration parade, Biddeford, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-16 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Boy at Bangor post Civil War parade, 1865

Boy at Bangor post Civil War parade, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Boy at Bangor parade, July 4, 1865

Boy at Bangor parade, July 4, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description A boy in the post Civil War…

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Lubec, Maine - Parade, Pins and Pageantry, 1911

The parade ended with the Grange and “Am. Benefit” Float. A spectator attending the parade wearing a more modestly priced lapel pin, probably…

My Maine Stories

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Protesters spit on me as a Vietnam Veteran
by Joseph Rocque Jr.

I will never forget the horror of seeing all the protestors greeting my plane returning from Vietnam