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Historical Items

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Item 102068

"Tract of land lying in Poland," 1798

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1798 Location: Auburn; Poland; Minot; Turner Media: Ink on paper

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 102252

Plan of burial ground, Minot, ca. 1835

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1835 Location: Minot Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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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.

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 3 of 4

Gendered divisions of economic activity, moreover, meant that women landowners did not participate in companies’ day-to-day decision-making or…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 4 of 7

Sale and division to heirs of the original proprietors meant that by 1750, both the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors consisted of numerous men and…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 1 of 4

Gendered family structures and divisions of labor shaped Wabanaki and colonial New England economies, and Indigenous and White women were essential…

My Maine Stories

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Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

Story

Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam

Story

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