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Item 6949

Charter for New Ireland, 1780

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1780-08-10 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 76257

Ireland Farm, Limestone, ca. 1952

Contributed by: Robert A. Frost Memorial Library Date: circa 1952 Location: Limestone Media: Photographic print

Item 34259

North Lincoln Ferry, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Lincoln Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Lincoln; Chester Media: Photographic print


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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.


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.


Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 2 of 2

The largest portions were from Canada (25%) and Ireland (12%), two heavily Catholic countries. Prior to this there had been only one Catholic Church…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War Resources, n.d. Web. 5/23/2012. Francis Ireland letters 1862-1863, MS 261, Special Collections, Raymond H.

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Mercy Hospital - Sisters of Mercy

… The story of Mercy Hospital has its origins in Ireland, where its founding order began in the early nineteenth century.

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars