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Historical Items

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Item 101444

Eastern lands broadside, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102070

Early map of Lewiston, Auburn and Minot, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Location: Auburn; Lewiston; Minot Media: Ink on paper

Item 7287

Wesumbe deed, Nov. 28, 1668

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1668-11-28 Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Exhibits

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Land Claims, Economic Opportunities?

The landmark 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act provided $81.6 million to Maine Indians for economic development, land purchase and other purposes. The money and increased land holdings, however, have not solved economic and employment issues for Maine Indians.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 2 of 4

Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" Moses Banks MapItem Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum The Scarborough Marsh has…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Beginnings (pre-1631) Long before European settlement, the Sokokis Indians lived in what we know as Scarborough. They called it Owascoag, "land of…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

… to the following exhibits: Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" Can You Help the 19th Century Salt Marsh Farmer?   Transportation Through the…

My Maine Stories

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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

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The future of potato growing
by Dan Blackstone

Informed by six generations of potato farming

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.

Lesson Plans

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Primary Sources: Using Source Documents in the Classroom

Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan introduces teachers how to use a source document and the Maine Memory Network in classrooms. It can be used in any grade and will require one or more source documents, which can be found by searching the Maine Memory Network for the topic of your choice.

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Immigration: U.S. Immigrants and the Land of Opportunity

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about immigration in the United States using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.

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Portland History: The Portland Observatory and Thermometrics

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
Thermometrics is a term coined by Moody to describe his weather recording activities. Included here are some cross-curricula lesson plans and activities for students to use their knowledge in science, math and social studies while acting as weather forecasters. Check out the web-sites listed in this section for information on building your own barometer and anemometer.