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Historical Items

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Item 102227

Thomas Heyward, Jr. on the state of the war, Pennsylvania, 1777

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1777-10-06 Location: Yorktown Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102512

Stephen H. Boomer in World War I army uniform, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Anniston Media: Photographic print

Item 76035

Calderwood pension certificate, Augusta, 1867

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1867 Location: Vinalhaven Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Green's Department Store

Throughout the years he added a shoe department, a ladies’ and a children’s department to the store. Mr.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War Resources

Bangor and the Civil War Resources “Anderson Prison.” Civil War Trust. Civilwar.org, n.d. Web. 5/23/2012.

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Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1890

The Lincoln Clothing Company was a department store, visible as the first full building on the left.

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

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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