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Item 37384

Title: Front page of World War II Award, Lubec, 1944

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1944

Location: Lubec

Media: Ink on paper

Item 1037

Title: Mustering Spanish-American War

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1898

Location: Augusta

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 1041

Title: Mustering Spanish-American War

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1898

Location: Augusta

Media: Black and white photo

Tax Records Showing 3 of 56 View All

Item 64628

Address: Assessor's Record, 9-11 Munjoy Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Debbie J. Sanborn et al, Widow of Civil War Veteran

Use: Stable

Item 64627

Address: 9-11 Munjoy Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Debbie J. Sanborn et al, Widow of Civil War Veteran

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 32128

Address: 292 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John W Lambert

Style: Italianate

Use: Dwelling - Single family

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Exhibit

Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Exhibit

Skowhegan Doughboys in France, 1918, WW I

Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

Exhibit

Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 700,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

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Site

Sgt. Nelson W. Jones, 3rd Maine Infantry, ca. 1862

Maine and the Civil War

Maine's participation in the Civil War is legendary: heroes and heroines, a huge per capita participation rate, nurses, and homefront activities, as well as post-war remembrances. These pages pull together resources from Maine Memory Network and Maine History Online that explore and illuminate aspects of Maine and the Civil War.

Site

Hampden Highlands Post Office, circa 1908

Highlighting Historical Hampden

An introduction to Hampden history as presented by students from Reeds Brook Middle School, the Edythe L. Dyer Community Library, and Hampden Historical Society. Areas focused on include early settlement, expansion, Riverside Park, Hampden Academy, important residents, shipyards, the War of 1812, and more.

Site

David Webber letter to Cumberland Overseers of the Poor, 1830

Cumberland & North Yarmouth

A unique two-town history. Prince Memorial Library, Cumberland Historical Society, North Yarmouth Historical Society, Skyline Farm, and Greely Middle School partnered to tell the story of how Cumberland and North Yarmouth were originally part of the same community. Libraries, the Civil War, pauper laws, main streets, local industries, and Skyline Farm are some of the topics covered on the site.