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Historical Items

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Item 77453

James Blaine telegram to G.F. Shepley, Augusta, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1868 Location: Portland; Rockland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 9590

Letter to John L. Stevens on Blaine nomination, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1888-04-20 Location: Augusta Media: Ink on paper

Item 78977

Progressive Party Rally, Dixfield, 1914

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

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Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Bands and…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

… much of the debate over separation fell along party lines, with Republicans (Jeffersonians) supporting an independent Maine and the minority…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Senator James Doolittle, Bangor, 1866

… with the hope of forming a new political party to help President Andrew Johnson, who was heavily criticized for his policies.

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars