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Historical Items

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Thomas Jefferson letter to William King

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1819-11-19 Location: Monticello Media: Ink on paper

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Frederick Dow, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Crayon Enhanced Photographic Print

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Elihu Washburne on clothing and politics, Hallowell, 1837

Contributed by: Washburn Norlands Living History Center Date: 1837-05-26 Location: Hallowell; Hampden Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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

… into the Union as a free state in 1820, allowing politicians in Washington to delay a growing sectional crisis over the future of slavery.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Missouri Compromise: A Moral Dilemma

[34] For further details on this debate and the opinions of Maine politicians and national figures, see Banks, Maine Becomes a State, 188-204.

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