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Historical Items

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Item 102163

Francis Hopkinson on voting reform, Philadelphia, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-07-23 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10283

Senator Smith Votes

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1962-11-06 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9290

Lebanon voting record for separation from Massachusetts

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1816-09-02 Location: Lebanon Media: Ink on paper

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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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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

Only Biddeford residents retained voting power; however, if a woman moved out of town she could become an Honorary Member to maintain her affiliation…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Louis B. Lausier (1879-1962)

… term as mayor, this ongoing strife finally had taken its toll; he was defeated (though only by 29 votes) in the primary by Albert C. Lambert.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Looking for the Lost Cemetery

… early town records it shows that the townspeople voted: To see if they will agree to work one Day for to fense in A Burying Place, and to act on…