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Underwood Theater, Falmouth, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Falmouth Media: Photographic print

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"Falmouth burnt by the Kings troops" journal entry, Falmouth Neck, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775 Location: Portland; Falmouth Media: Ink on paper

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Item 1283

Letter describing burning of Falmouth, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… Biddeford Daily Journal, “that damned thing just burned and burned and their wasn't a thing we could do.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 1 of 2

The burning of Falmouth in 1775 by the British was a final straw for many of those undecided about separation.

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Mercy Hospital - Growth & Expansion - Page 2 of 2

… Cumberland County, including Gorham, Portland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, and Windham. Mercy programs, such as McAuley Residence fills a need for a…