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Contributed by: South Portland Historical Society
Location: South Portland
Contributed by: Bonnie Gray through Lincoln Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine State Archives
Location: Portland; Hebron
Media: Ink on paper
In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
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… initiated a series of neighborhood meetings to solicit citizen input prior to the 2006 Comprehensive Plan Update.
The organization spent much of its time soliciting funds for monuments and memorials, busts and equestrian statues of Union soldiers and heroes…
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