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Historical Items

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Item 10945

California governor campaigning, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-01-31 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 15250

Repackaging California Potatoes, Blaine, 1966

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Blaine Media: Photographic print

Item 103571

William Achorn house, Main Street, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Whitefield; Timbuctoo Media: Postcard


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Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.


Writing Women

Published women authors with ties to Maine are too numerous to count. They have made their marks in all types of literature.


Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo Raynes remembrance of trip around Cape Horn

… This newspaper clipping from an unidentified California newspaper is a "late tribute" to Alonzo Raynes, John Martin's stepbrother who went to…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 278-361

… including his departure January 31, 1849, for the California fields of California. Martin listed names of passengers aboard the Suliote, and listed…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo E. Raynes, Bangor, 1849

… on January 24, 1849, sailing from Bangor to California and the Gold Rush. Raynes' half-brother, John Martin, included the illustration on page 304…

My Maine Stories

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Maine family across the USA
by James Burton Wengler (Robinson)

A Maine family scattered across the USA


The Equal Freedom to Marry
by Mary L Bonauto

Marriage Equality, Maine, and the U.S. Supreme Court


Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine