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Keywords: Small Pox

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Item 82305

Expenses for treating family with smallpox, Portland, ca. 1825

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1825 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 68634

Letter on deceased soldier's pay, Georgetown, 1863

Contributed by: John Micavich through Sebago Historical Society Date: 1863-03-04 Location: Sebago; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 80405

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from brother Valentine, East Machias, 1851

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1851-12-24 Location: Westport Island; East Machias; Lubec Media: Ink on paper

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

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Early Maine Photography - Human Interest

… in California proved fatal, for he died of small pox in Sacramento. His modest tintype serves as a reminder of a young life cut short.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

… diseases such as measles, mumps and chicken pox were also rampant. The school system begged the town to hire a School Nurse and Doctor to help keep…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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