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Historical Items

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Item 15062

1922 Ford Model T

Contributed by: Seal Cove Auto Museum Date: 1922 Location: Seal Cove Media: Metal and Rubber

Item 13810

Ira C. McElwee, Bucksport, 1922

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Item 10744

Monson Centennial celebration 1922

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1922-08-19 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

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Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.

Site Pages

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Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Flora Brooks, Lying in Repose, 1922

Flora Brooks, Lying in Repose, 1922 Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description Flora Brooks served as librarian for over 30…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Graduates, Gouldville Elementary, Presque Isle, 1922

Graduates, Gouldville Elementary, Presque Isle, 1922 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description A group photo of the…

My Maine Stories

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler

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The Tomah Basket
by James Boyce

Learning to make Maliseet Tomah baskets