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Item 6612

Broad Street, Bethel, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Bethel Media: Photographic print

Item 101078

Bethel Zouaves militia company, Bethel, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: circa 1862 Location: Bethel Media: Half plate ambrotype

Item 1497

Delegate election results, Bethel, 1816

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1816-09-02 Location: Bethel Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 53796

Assessor's Record, 283-285 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Seaman's Bethel Society Use: Church & School


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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

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.


Maine and the Space Age

The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.

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Bethel Historical Society

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

… settlement in this area, but rather up river at Bethel and down river at Canton. Two of the last remaining tribal members were Molly Ockett, who…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 3 of 4

… in a now demolished church in Mayville, near Bethel. Other 20th century Rumford artists are Oscar and Laura Legere, Robert Soucy, and Christine…

My Maine Stories

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The Point
by Norma K. Salway

In the summer, on the eastern shore of Songo, kids dove from a leaning tree