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Election officials, Surry, 1948

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: 1948 Location: Surry Media: Silver print photograph

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Mayors of Portland, ca. 1877

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1877 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Letter on Melcher election as mayor, Portland, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1889 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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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.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Final Vote

Additionally, all nine of Maine's senators elected that spring were separationists. With this incredible momentum, by May 1819 the question of…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Turn of the Century to the War of 1812

… 9, 1807, the upcoming Massachusetts gubernatorial elections were also declared a day to vote on Maine's separation.[21] With more than half the…

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Life on a Tidal River - William S. Cohen, The Man and the School

He was elected in 1972 and served through 1978 to the United States House of Representatives. He was elected to the U.

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars