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Item 10438

Primitive iron hammer

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1620 - 1675 Media: Forged iron and wood

Item 10437

Gutter adze, ca. 1650

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1650 Media: Forged bog iron

Item 31061

Bog Shoe, Scarborough, 1870

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1870 Location: Scarborough Media: Wood, iron


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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.