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Historical Items

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Item 7350

Letter about Abenaki village raid, 1721

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1721-01-21 Location: Norridgewock; Brunswick Media: Ink on paper

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Item 97580

Pvt. John Sheahan on 'great raid,' Virginia, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Dennysville; Richmond Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7330

Indian Raid on Casco Bay, 1676

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1676-09-13 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

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Father Rasles, the Indians and the English

Father Sebastien Rasle, a French Jesuit, ran a mission for Indians at Norridgewock and, many English settlers believed, encouraged Indian resistance to English settlement. He was killed in a raid on the mission in 1724 that resulted in the remaining Indians fleeing for Canada.

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Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

During one of the early conflicts, a major Indian raid resulted in complete destruction of the sawmill, a large sloop, several log cabins and the…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 5 of 5

… was “abandoned” after a violent English raid in 1724. The maps instead reveal a long, and more complex, history of resistance, displacement and…

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Freeport Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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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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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima