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Historical Items

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Item 102318

Herbert Cobb's gravestone, France, ca. 1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1919 Media: Photographic print

Item 102297

William Cobb receives his gas mask, France, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917-12-23 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 22781

Aubrey Lee Ferguson, Mapleton, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Mapleton Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Maine and the Space Age

The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.

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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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 3 of 3

… came from France so they had to be shipped overseas. The Citroens were very small. I remember one time one of the guys I worked with parked one on…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

… Mills continued to grow and expand, especially overseas. Pepperell Mills boarding houses, Biddeford, ca.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - The Crew

… living on the island she spent 15 years working overseas mostly in education. On Swan's Island she is a school board member, is an active member of…

My Maine Stories

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Elizabeth Mantis Spiliopoulos: passion for life & Greek heritage
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A spunky 99-year-old shares her crystal-clear recollections of all the changes in her lifetime

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My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines