While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.
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.
Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello Some text adapted from Remembering Lubec, copyright © Ronald Pesha, published 2009 by The History…
Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello Temporary trestlework for bridge, Lubec, ca. 1961 Item Contributed byLubec Historical Society…
… byLubec Historical Society James Roosevelt at Roosevelt Bridge dedication, Lubec, 1962 Item Contributed byLubec Historical Society Three…