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Historical Items

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Five African American adults, Houlton, ca. 1900

Mystery Corner Item Do you know this family?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

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Chapel of Our Savior, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1887 - 2005 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print

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Letter of Attorney from John B. Russwurm to Jacob G. Loving, Liberia, 1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1851-02-28 Location: Cape Palmas; North Yarmouth; Yarmouth Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… to this day by having his name listed on the African-American Civil War Monument in Washington, D.C.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR