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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1950
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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
When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.
Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.
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She had become a woman of property in an era when it was unusual for a married woman to own land in her own name. Olin died in 1922.
… Public Library To become a member a woman had to be introduced by a current member. She then had to pass inspection by the Investigating…
Located at 4 Academy Street in Farmington. The woman in the photograph is Lydia Abbott Titcomb. View additional information about this item on the…
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by Cindy Bennett
I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.
by Linda Deane
Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division
Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam