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Historical Items

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Item 9490

Fourth of July ceremonies, Squirrel Island, 1918

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: 1918-07-04 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print

Item 26076

Post Office, Limerick, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Limerick Media: Glass Negative

Item 102602

Ross Block building, Kennebunk, ca.1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.


Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Presque Isle Congregational Church

Sources: Vance, Melissa. "Presque Isle Congregational Church Claims Origins from Colonists." The Star Herald [presque isle] 1 Apr. 2009: 8-8.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… people into the area including Clark Gable, movie star and member of the Army Air Force, and Bob Hope, movie star and comedian working with the USO.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Allen Building

It was also the first post office in Presque Isle, until 1914. The first postmaster was James Phair.

My Maine Stories

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The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey



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