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Historical Items

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Item 102192

John Chandler to William King on Maine statehood, Monmouth, 1818

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1818-10-03 Location: Monmouth Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102194

Joshua B. Lowell to John Chandler, Chesterville, 1819

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1819-01-25 Location: Chesterville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 34544

Proclamation of statehood, 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1820 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

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Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.

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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

Site Pages

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

Overview: Road to Statehood Map of the Inhabited Part of Maine, Moses Greenleaf, 1829Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Many know…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Final Vote

… and the only thing standing its way from full statehood status was a vote in Washington to admit it into the Union.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Missouri Compromise: A Moral Dilemma

Proclamation of statehood, 1820 Statehood at last! Written by William King—Maine's first governor—on March 16, 1820.