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Item 80673

Carl Shilling's suspenders, Byron, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Byron Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Byron Media: cotton, metal, elastic

Item 101725

Steamer "F.W. Ayer" being hauled out, North Twin Dam, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1905 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Item 103710

Larry Conners, Bangor, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Bangor Media: Tintype

Tax Records

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Item 98958

1929-2013 Forest Avenuea, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company Use: Amusement


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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.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Cutler Memorial Library dedication, Farmington, 1903

… local schools were closed, and many businesses suspended operations for the two hour ceremony. The attendance was estimated at nearly 2,000.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Old Church on the Hill

… form of a hollow umbrella-shaped sounding-board suspended above his head by a well carved hand and arm let down from the ceiling, as if from a…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Bridges of West New Portland

Work was suspended during the winter but early in the spring it was resumed. On June 20, 1842 the bridge was opened to traffic, the cost was $2,200.