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Historical Items

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Item 23735

Boy Scout leaders, Falmouth Foreside, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1921 Location: Falmouth Media: Glass Negative

Item 23730

Boy Scout leaders, South Portland, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1921 Location: South Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 13972

Original Boy Scout troop, Brewer, 1909

Contributed by: Brewer Public Library Date: 1909-10-25 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Exhibit

Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Highlighting Historical Hampden - War of 1812

The British troops were experienced, while their American counterparts were drafted into service the night before the battle.

Site Page

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

… they were susceptible to attack from the British troops in Canada without the protection of Massachusetts.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… would come in the late summer when British troops, victorious over the 10th Militia Division of Massachusetts in a rout in nearby Hampden, traveled…

My Maine Stories

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Story

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

Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.