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Keywords: Governor William Bradford

Historical Items

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Item 17637

Philemon A. Bradford, Turner

Contributed by: An individual through Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1861 Location: Turner Media: Tintype

Item 17636

Bradford Homestead, Turner, ca. 1870

Contributed by: An individual through Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Turner Media: Photograph, print

Item 12935

Purchases on the Kennebec River, 1731

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1629-01-30 Location: Richmond; Augusta Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?


Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

From 1955-1972, Bradford P. Belanger owned a Variety Shop. The Hobby Shoppe opened at 94 Front Street immediately after Belanger’s store left.

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Famous Bangorians

John Bacon Curtis was born on October 10,1827 in Bradford, Maine. He worked as a “swamper” for five dollars a month when he was just a young boy.