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Historical Items

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Item 11978

Margaret Chase Smith supports the Jimmy Fund

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1953-09-03 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 79368

Carnegie letter establishing library gift, Rumford, 1903

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1903 Location: Rumford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 84559

Sanitary Commission festival poster, Wiscasset, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Wiscasset Media: Letterpress on paper

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Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.

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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.

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Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The bell was donated by Washington Libby, Esq. of Chicago, Illinois. The clock was donated after 1910 by Cora A. Worthley.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… furnished with "A Seat for Every Child." Here donated items are sold to the highest bidder in a very spirited auction at a storage garage owned by…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - 1951 School

… furnished with "A Seat for Every Child." Here donated items are sold to the highest bidder in a very spirited auction at a storage garage owned by…