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Item 100611

Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Hall, 10 Upper Depot Street, Bridgton, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Bridgton Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Bridgton Media: Ink on paper and photograph

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Item 31599

U.S. Grant post #143 charter, Biddeford, 1885

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1885-08-14 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper with gold foil, in frame

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Item 13654

G.A.R. Parade in Kennebunkport

Contributed by: Kennebunk Free Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Cabinet photograph

Tax Records

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Item 52765

42-44 Free Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Trustees, Bosworth Post #2 G A R Use: Veterans Hall

Exhibits

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

G.A.R. was a fraternal organization of the veterans of the Civil War who fought as Union soldiers. The lower level of the building housed, on the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

To be in the G.A.R. you had to wear a uniform. The uniforms were double-breasted dark blue coats. The coats had bronze buttons and a bronze star…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Next the J. D. Vaughan building housed the G.A.R. Post 134 upstairs, and two merchants, C. B. Richardson and E. H. Vaughan, on the ground floor.