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Historical Items

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Item 105044

English sixpence Queen Elizabeth I coin, Richmond Island, 1590

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1590 Location: Richmond Island Media: Silver

Item 105047

English three halfpence coin, Queen Elizabeth I, Richmond Island, 1568

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1568 Location: Richmond Island Media: Silver

Item 105048

Queen Elizabeth I English three halfpence coin, Richmond Island, ca. 1560

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1560 Location: Richmond Island

Exhibits

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office

Josh Shaw "What if the post office never existed?" The postal service refers to the post offices and mailing.

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - A Post-Revolutionary Generation

… navigation, agricultural societies, India trade, turnpikes, physics, brick machines etc., bridges, bank stock, Society To Direct Foreigners…

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Historic Hallowell - Post Office and Fire Station

Post Office and Fire Station Hallowell Post OfficeItem Contributed byHubbard Free Library Judy Longfellow, Post Woman written by Sam Gilbert…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down