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Item 18742

Frederick Alton Powers, Houlton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Oil painting

Item 101444

Eastern lands broadside, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 100275

Frederic C. Prince, Scarborough, 1863

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1863 Location: Scarborough; Cumberland Media: Carte de visite


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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


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.


Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Incorporation

Anxious that they should have title to their lots, once again, the people petitioned the general court, sending a committee composed of Amos Dole…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 2 of 2

… submit their votes to the Massachusetts General Court. Perhaps in reaction to the "Shaysite" movement, fewer than 1,000 of Maine's nearly 75,000…

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Maine State Archives

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