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Item 29285

Cpl. Herbert Windom, North Yarmouth, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1942 Location: North Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 29286

Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1942-07-04 Location: North Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 105926

George Floyd mural, Portland, 2020

Courtesy of Kathy Bolduc Amoroso, an individual partner Date: 2020-06-09 Location: Portland Media: Digital photograph


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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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Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut wrenching fear


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down