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Category: Government, Politics & Law, Political Protests

Historical Items

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Item 7310

Petition to Parliament by George Cleeve

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1642 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5632

Truck blockade at Bill's Truck Stop, Fairfield, 1979

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1979-06-20 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 5633

Truck barricade at Dysarts Fuel Stop, Hermon 1979

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1979-06-14 Location: Bangor; Hermon Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.