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Historical Items

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Item 26906

Iron Hooks Used to Hang a Musket

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1690 Location: Bristol Media: Metal

Item 26901

Cock or Hammer From A Flintlock Musket, Pemaquid, 1690

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1690 Location: Bristol Media: Iron

Item 52769

Henry Alexander Scammell Dearborn, 1848

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1848 Location: Portland Media: Paint, canvas, cloth, wood

Online Exhibits

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John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Lime Works

Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Mr. Jordan, Williams and others, must be employed to break into the north side of the west end of…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857

… a large-scale shipbuilding business at Fort Wharf on lower Knox Street. Chapman and Flint laid out a new yard on the Narrows (a narrowing of the…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Emerson Letter

… within one third of a mile of their principal fort, Magruder, while they peppered away at us all day with shot and shell, some of which struck and…