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Historical Items

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Item 17466

Hancock County Court House, Ellsworth, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Ellsworth Media: Postcard

Item 10362

Water bucket from Hancock Barracks, Houlton

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1840 Location: Houlton Media: Leather

Item 101268

John Hancock on the expansion of military authority, Baltimore, Maryland, 1776

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1776-12-30 Location: Baltimore Media: Ink on paper

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.


The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.


Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

… farmers and their animals from throughout Hancock County. There were cisterns (remains of which can still be found in the woods), sheds and…

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Trenton Cemetery & Keeping Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Surry by the Bay - Resources

Jellison, Connee. Hancock County a rock-bound paradise: A Bicentennial Pictorial. The Downing Company Publishers, 1990. Platt, David D.