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Item 27104

Governor Brann Ferry, Islesboro, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Islesboro Media: Postcard

Item 11485

Governor Brann School, Cyr Plantation

Contributed by: Abel J. Morneault Memorial Library Date: 1934 Location: Cyr Plantation Media: Color digital photograph

Item 12717

Governor Abner Coburn

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1880 Location: Skowhegan Media: Small Cabinet Print

Tax Records

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Item 37481

2-40 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Gas Light Co. Use: Governor House


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The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.


Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.


William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - 1925 National Governors' Association Convention

… Association Convention View the National Governors' Convention Slideshow, 1925 On Monday June 29, 1925, over 20 of the nations Governors

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Governor's Potato Plot, Presque Isle, 1959

Governor's Potato Plot, Presque Isle, 1959 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description In celebration of the centennial of…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Lincoln Block

… collectors was William King, also the first governor of Maine. A customs collector has an office at a frontier where the customs duty on imports is…

My Maine Stories

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Rev James Wells Appointment as Chaplain for Maine in Civil War
by David Woodward

Certificate for Rev. Wells commissioned by Gov. Israel Washburn Jr. to serve in Maine 11th Regiment