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Item 26618

The Cushing House, Elliot Street, Thomaston, ca. 1970s

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 23762

Ezekiel Cushing House, Purpooduck, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1909 Location: South Portland; Cape Elizabeth Media: Oil on canvas

Item 52394

Cushing Island, Portland Harbor, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Paint on canvas

Tax Records

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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.


Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architect James Overlock

When Cushing died in 1840, Overlock, after building a house for himself on Knox Street, set up his own house building business. Edward W.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 48-64

Pickering Rufus Prince Arvida Hayford J. A. Cushing Benjamin Kimball George B. McClellan Memphis riot Impeachment discussions Indianapolis riot…

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South Portland Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes