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Historical Items

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Item 10589

Red Cross on parade, Portland, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 40457

Centennial parade, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-07-05 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 25326

Henry W. Lyon, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Paris Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

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Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

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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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

… long frock coat & pants cap about way between a navy and a fighting man pants trimmed with gold cordon the seems The coat of arms on the front of…

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Guilford, Maine - Veterans Tributes - Page 1 of 2

… and capture of Saipan Island, he was awarded the “Navy Cross”, the second highest award given by the United States.

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

… skilled school band provided music while the Navy destroyer John Paul Jones was anchored in the harbor.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.