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Item 30866

Inauguration of Air Mail Service to Guilford, 1938

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1938-05-19 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 31743

Josiah Pierce on Pierce inauguration, Washington, D.C., 1853

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1853 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Item 76597

Program for Louisiana inauguration, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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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.


La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.


Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 65-83

… section with printed accounts of Lincoln's first inaugural address and Jefferson Davis's inaugural address.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 3: 1867-

… trees   Part 4, pages 65-83 Lincoln's first inaugural address, Jefferson Davis inaugural address, 1837 profile of Bangor, trip to Bucksport…

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 1 of 3

Between his inauguration on March 4, 1861 and his death on April 15, 1865, Lincoln focused on preserving the union and abolishing slavery by waging…

My Maine Stories

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.


Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II