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Item 20515

4th of July Parade, Stockholm, 1925

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Stockholm Media: Photographic print

Item 103580

H. T. Weeks & Company on the 4th of July, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1913

Contributed by: An individual through Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Item 15640

Bliss sisters, Durham, July 4, 1936

Contributed by: Durham Historical Society Date: 1936-07-04 Location: Durham Media: Photographic print


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For the Union: Civil War Deaths

More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Holiday Events

There would be a variety of races for the kids and in the evening there often were fire works. Fourth of July lobster bake, Swan's Island ca.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889

… year, and wrote, "when I was in Bangor July the 4th I had the pleasure of seeing the 4 cars which was run on that day I was told from day break…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

… USGS, Hallowell-Maine, Date Accessed: March 4th, Date Website was made: June 22, 2009, Watson, Barbara M.

My Maine Stories

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler


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