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Item 7350

Letter about Abenaki village raid, 1721

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1721-01-21

Location: Norridgewock; Brunswick

Media: ink on paper

Item 97580

Pvt. John Sheahan on 'great raid,' Virginia, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: Dennysville; Richmond

Media: Ink on paper

Item 7330

Indian Raid on Casco Bay, 1676

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1676-09-13

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

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'Death of Father Sebastian Rale,' 1856

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.

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Civil War quilt , Belfast, 1864

Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

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Map of Lincoln, Thomaston, Maine in 1719

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

During one of the early conflicts, a major Indian raid resulted in complete destruction of the sawmill, a large sloop, several log cabins and the…

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The Cruiser, Freeport, February  1859

Freeport Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

Officers would sometimes conduct raids but keep the liquor. Another way that Bangor was involved was because of the movie “The Strange Woman”.

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne


Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima