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Historical Items

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Item 10097

Map of the Waldo Patent, 1786

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1786 Media: Ink on paper

Item 22525

Samuel Waldo letter to William Pepperrell, 1748

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1748 Location: Portland; Kittery Media: Ink on paper

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Item 20783

Samuel Waldo, ca. 1750

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1750 Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.


Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Knox purchased the remaining shares of confiscated land (some of the Waldo family members had made the mistake of remaining Loyalists, and their…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Land Dealings

… out of the Broad-Bay Germans (settlers of the Waldo Patent in Waldoboro)” and “I will to my oldest son, sixty-seven thousand pounds to spend at…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

… - 1719 to 1740 After inheriting the Muscongus Patent from his grandfather, John Leverett arranged for a settlement of families in the vicinity of…