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Item 22394

John Holmes, Alfred, ca. 1840

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Location: Alfred Media: Engraving

Item 21256

John Ruggles letter concerning U.S. Senate, 1834

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1834 Location: Gorham Media: Ink on paper

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O'Brien and Ruggles Houses, Thomaston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print


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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.


Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.


The Washburns of Livermore

Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 2 of 3

House of Representatives. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1854, he gained a national reputation for his opposition to slavery and his expertise in…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Hannibal Hamlin, Bangor, 1866

House and Senate. Martin wrote under the illustration, "Hannibal Hamlin in Norombega Sept 8th 1866." The remainder of the writing that can be seen…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

… subcommittee that prepared the final draft of the U.S. Constitution. Rufus was a prominent opponent of the extension of slavery in the colonies.