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Person/Organization: Dow, Neal

Historical Items

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Item 155

Neal Dow, Portland, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1885 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 4167

Brig. Gen. Neal Dow, 13th Maine, 1861

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1861 Media: Photographic print

Item 5535

Neal Dow, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

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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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Why Study the History of Drinking?

Why Study the History of Drinking? The history of drinking in Maine and America is rich and complex.

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Temperance Membership

… Temperance Membership Back to: 1820 to 1865: Temperance and the Maine Law "The results of our agitation will be the expulsion from all the…

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - Politics and Enforcement

Politics and Enforcement Back to: 1865 to 1919: The Drys Gain New Adherents and Leaders X Going Where it Will Do the Most Good The Maine…

My Maine Stories

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s