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Historical Items

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Benjamin Harrison, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Augusta; Augusta; Washington Media: Photographic print

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Letter from Thomas Lindsey to Abial Bishop, 1863

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: 1863-06-19 Location: Leeds; Great Falls Media: Ink on paper, letter

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William Wirt Virgin, Norway, 1866

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1866 Location: Augusta; Norway Media: Carte de visite


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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.


Fallen Heroes: Those Who Gave Their Lives: World War II

At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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

William King, an outspoken leader and Senator who tirelessly advocated for separation, became Maine's first governor.

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Lincoln, Maine - Aaron Woodbury

Twenty-three years later he married Rebecca King with whom he had some of his children. He then went to Orrington, Maine with four of his sons but…

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 3 of 5

None of the twenty residents were hurt in the fire, but a firefighter was sent to Mayo Regional Hospital for a badly sprained ankle.

My Maine Stories

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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