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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

Later, after the American Revolution, the cutting, sawing and transporting of enormous amounts of both pine and spruce boards began.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Biddeford's Movers & Shakers

… history, from the time of the American Revolution to recent history -- giving just a taste of the city's richly varied citizenship.

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Skowhegan Community History - Lakewood Theater

In previous years, it had been a Native American settlement. Later that year, the park became formally known as Lakewood Theater.

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Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

… Society by Dana Bulba The Abenaki Native Americans lived peacefully in Norridgewock and the surrounding areas before the Europeans came and…

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

Skowhegan Island provided an important stopping place for the Native Americans. It was a place where they could fish, plant corn, and harvest corn on…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford

Biddeford was a solidly Whig town, and Tory residents didn‘t remain in town long. The citizens of Biddeford proclaimed their support of the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

For nearly 40 years, Salvas produced, directed, and acted in plays targeting the Franco-American population all around Southern Maine.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Estelle M. Tatterson (1852-1934)

A member of the American Woman’s Press Association, she contributed a weekly column to The Biddeford Record when it first began publication; her…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

This was due in part to economic depression and political upheaval prior to and throughout the American Civil War.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

Painchaud's Band was the official band of the First Maine Regiment during the Spanish American War, and 24 band members volunteered for duty.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Joseph Jovite Salvas

… forty years of entertainment he brought to life in Biddeford and for the lasting influence he had on the community’s Franco-American culture.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

2010. Collection abstract at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Ma.: American Antiquarian Society. Web.