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Historical Items

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Item 102300

Sumner Cobb writes about the Spanish Flu, Louisville, KY, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-10-12 Location: Louisville; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 18561

News office storefront, Portland, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1918 Location: Portland Media: Glass negative

Item 105961

Letter during influenza pandemic to Annie Cromwell Blake from daughter Alice, Jonesport, 1919

Contributed by: An individual through Westport Island History Committee Date: 1919-01-09 Location: Westport Island; Jonesport; Kelley Point; Beals Island Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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WWI Memorial Trees along Portland's Baxter Boulevard

On Memorial Day of 1920, the City of Portland planted 100 Linden trees on Forest Avenue, each dedicated to the memory of one military service member who had died in World War I, or who had served honorably.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Mercy Hospital - The Spanish Flu

… Sumner Cobb to his family, discussing the Spanish Flu.Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Another unusual aspect of the “Spanish Flu” was…

My Maine Stories

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Two-minute Tale of the Pandemic
by Nancy Creighton Collins

What everyday life was like during the beginning of the pandemic.

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics