Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
An avid world traveler, perhaps Lucile Atkinson Baker (1892-1976) wore the suit on one of her many trips.
… by Taylor Thomas-Marsh, Gina Sabatini, and Jodi Baker at College of the Atlantic. Special thanks to The Abbe Museum, The Bar Harbor Historical…
Senator Susan Deschambault: not afraid to take on challenges
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project
Honoring her family's small business roots and community service through her own unconventional path