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Historical Items

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Item 102140

Rufus King, Scarborough, 1815

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1815 Location: Scarborough Media: Print on paper

Item 102141

Rufus King on a Biddeford farm for sale, Newburyport, 1782

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1782-10-23 Location: Biddeford; Newburyport; Dunstable; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102171

Arthur Middleton requesting money withdrawal from John Ross, Philadelphia, 1781

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1781-12-24 Location: Philadelphia Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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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.

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

… structures have been just a few of the figures that have changed, and played a large importance on the island.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Sources

… of Henry Knox, Major-General in the American Revolutionary Army. Boston : Samuel G. Drake, c1873. Lonergan, Thomas J.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Land Dealings

… the Waldo Patent, Knox had ongoing problems with Revolutionary War veterans and other settlers, who, in his absence while he was Secretary of War…