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Historical Items

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Item 27172

Looking southeast down the Georges River, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 7542

St. Georges Fort plan, Phippsburg, 1607

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1607-11-07 Location: Phippsburg Media: Ink on linen

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Item 27160

Georges River toward former tollbridge, Thomaston, 1946

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Thomaston Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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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.

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

Resources Bergquist, David. “Life on a Tidal River.” Life on a Tidal River - Narrative, Maine Historical Society…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

George Abbott, a Brewer fireman, was killed when a chimney from a house on Penobscot Street fell on him while he was fighting a fire there.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Judge George Thacher (1754-1824)

Judge George Thacher (1754-1824) Judge George Thacher, Biddeford, ca. 1820 Item 33979 infoMcArthur Public Library Biddeford’s second…

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima