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Item 7821

Japanese Peace Conference, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Kittery; New Castle Media: Postcard

Item 7749

Meeting place, Russian and Japanese Peace Commission, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Postcard

Item 7751

Russian and Japanese Peace Envoys in session, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Postcard


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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.


Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.


The Advent of Green Acre Baha'i School

The Green Acre Baha’i School began as Green Acre Conferences, established by Sarah Jane Farmer in Eliot. She later became part of the Baha'i Faith and hosted speakers and programs that promoted peace. In 1912, the leader of the Baha'i Faith, 'Abdu'l-Baha, visited Green Acre, where hundreds saw him speak.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 4 of 6

… at Thuya Lodge and designed and formed the Japanese inspired Asticou Azalea Garden. Both have become world famous for their unique blend of natural…

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Guilford, Maine - Veterans Tributes - Page 1 of 2

… took part in four separate amphibious assaults on Japanese held islands. For his “extraordinary heroism in action against the enemy” during the…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

… McKeown, a 2nd Class Petty Officer, was killed by Japanese bombers at the battle of Savo Island, August 28,1942, while serving on the USS Quincy, a…

My Maine Stories

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Ramen Making
by Ayumi Horie

Ramen Making is about family, cooking, pottery, and what it means to make a life through one's hands


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima


My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea