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Historical Items

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Item 4177

Province of Maine, ca. 1801

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1801 Media: Paper

Item 7494

Map of New England, New York, ca. 1676

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1676 Media: Ink on paper

Item 34145

Old Homesteads in Scarborough, ca. 1950s

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Scarborough; Scarborough Media: Ink on paper, photograph

Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.

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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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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Maps

All the other maps were built on the base map. Farmington Base Map Farmington Agricultural Sites Farmington Cemeteries Farmington Cultural Interest…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - The Brick Inn

… has been noted on this 1861 Walling Topographical Map of the Franklin County with Town of Farmington noted (map from Library of Congress).

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

Early Settlers Click the icon for a map of the locations of early settler's homesteads X By Nancy Porter, Researcher & Page Creator With…

My Maine Stories

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Redlining and the Jewish Communities in Maine
by David Freidenreich

Federal and state policies created unfair housing practices against immigrants, like redlining.

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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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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR