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Historical Items

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Item 135891

Agent commissions and oaths, 1817

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1817 Location: Cornwall Media: Ink on Paper

Item 7307

Oaths of office, Norridgewock, 1821-1824

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1821–1824 Location: Norridgewock Media: Ink on paper

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Item 135893

Oaths of office for surveyors, draftsmen, and lawyers, 1819

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1819 Location: Albany Media: Ink on Paper

Online Exhibits

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

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John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - More Permanent Settlers Arrive

… of Lincoln and the state of Massachusetts on February 16, 1789. Thirty men signed the oath of allegiance. Early Years on Mt. Desert Island

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - A Call to Temperance

… down over a chair, and went out the door with an oath ....I think her back was broke, and last night she died." Metta Victoria Fuller, 1853…

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: The Exile of the People of Longfellow's "Evangeline"

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Other materials needed: - Copy of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Evangeline" - Print media and Internet access for research - Deportation Orders (may use primary document with a secondary source interpretation) Throughout the course of history there have been many events in which great suffering was inflicted upon innocent people. The story of the Acadian expulsion is one such event. Britain and France, the two most powerful nations of Europe, were at war off and on throughout the 18th century. North America became a coveted prize for both warring nations. The French Acadians of present day Nova Scotia fell victim to great suffering. Even under an oath of allegiance to England, the Acadians were advised that their families were to be deported and their lands confiscated by the English. This event was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem "Evangeline", which was published in 1847.