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Category: Government, Politics & Law

Historical Items

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Item 23102

First Traverse Jury, Ellsworth, 1886

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library Date: 1886-04-01 Location: Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Item 73327

Henry Hummel, Portland, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1925 Location: Portland; New York Media: Glass Negative

Item 81539

Portland Water District Union Station Spa, Portland, 1951

Contributed by: Portland Water District Date: 1951-06-25 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Unlocking the Declaration's Secrets

Fewer than 30 copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence are known to exist. John Dunlap hurriedly printed copies for distribution to assemblies, conventions, committees and military officers. Authenticating authenticity of the document requires examination of numerous details of the broadside.

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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.

Site Pages

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City of Portland Planning & Urban Development

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Portland Water District

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Maine Department of Transportation

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My Maine Stories

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Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine