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Item 13744

Illustrated verse, Limington, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1820 Media: Ink and wash on paper

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Item 67535

Book Cover, "Songs From The Woods Of Maine", by Julia H. May, 1894

Contributed by: Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lambert through Strong Historical Society Date: 1894 Location: Strong; Farmington Media: Ink on paper

Item 11619

Poem 'The Saga of King Olaf' illustration, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Media: Ink on paper


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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.


Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.


Patriotism Shared

Post office clerks began collecting strong red, white, and blue string, rolling it onto a ball and passing it on to the next post office to express their support for the Union effort in the Civil War. Accompanying the ball was this paper scroll on which the clerks wrote messages and sometimes drew images.

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Historic Hallowell - Blizzard Poems

Blizzard Poems Blizzard 1952 dangerous outcomes galore overwhelming white Snow unexpected depth 28 inches of white unforgettable Surprise disaster…

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Historic Hallowell - Cyclone Poems

Cyclone Poems Cyclones In 1895 only happened once here in this city Storms The rains are bad but the wind is always the worst umbrellas fall…

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Historic Hallowell - Train Wreck Poem

Train Wreck Poem On the tenth of November, 1937 There was a young man named Kevin All at once with a groan Three train cars jumped alone Two cars…

My Maine Stories

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A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam


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.


Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.