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Students in front of the Mines school, Blue Hill, 1905

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Byron

… go: spruce gum, several lumber mills, farming, mining of phosphate, and even gold mining, which continues today.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… Niagara One of the world’s only moontide springs Mines that once produced some of the nations’s finest mica The mine that produced the world’s…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

… Hill Falls District school closed in 1908, the Mines District in 1895, the Beech Hill district in 1939, the Granite District in 1920, the Witham…

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down