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Item 100052

John O. Crummett letter about black soldiers, war, Kentucky, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: China Media: Ink on paper

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Black Power banner, Waterville, 1970

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1970 Location: Waterville Media: Cotton

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Belfast baseball team, 1899

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: 1899 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print


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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.


Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.


The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

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

… Phebe in Her Old Age Phebe wears a black coat in the only photograph we have of her.Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Resources…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront

… the treasurer of the Portland Fish Co., Arthur Black was in Washington D.C. with a delegation to plead for aid for the fishing industry.

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Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

In 1985 she told the Ellsworth American that, "nothing will ever top the Surry Playhouse for having good fun...We were all from New York, and we all…

My Maine Stories

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Wikpiyik: The Basket Tree
by Darren Ranco

Countering the Emerald Ash Borer with Wabanaki Ecological Knowledge


In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs


Coaching in Maine and how to become a good coach
by University of New England

Dr. John Winkin speaks at sports medicine lecture, introduced by Dr. Doug Brown