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Item 64126

Prohibition Postcard, Surry, 1927

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: 1927-07-12 Location: Surry Media: Postcard

Item 82279

Alcohol use permit for Dr. Giguère, Lewiston, 1922

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1922 Location: Lewiston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 16095

Critique of Prohibition post card, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.


Power of Potential

The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.


Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… we have no drunken men that I know of.” Prohibition Postcard, Surry, 1927Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society No doubt Rev.

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Historic Hallowell - Dr. John Hubbard

… Houses and Tippling Shops-the state's first prohibition law. His son, Gen. Thomas H. Hubbard, donated $20,000 to expand the Hallowell Library and…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

My Maine Stories

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Picture This: Life on Hancock St, Bangor Maine
by anonymous

A conversation with Jay Millet, who grew up on Hancock St in Bangor Maine during the depression.


Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater


Where are the French?
by Rhea Côté Robbins

Franco-Americans in Maine