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Historical Items

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Item 29425

British army canteen, ca. 1888

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1888 Media: Metal, wood, cotton, leather

Item 10586

Canteen, ca. 1790

Contributed by: The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1790 Location: Thomaston; Mercer Media: Wood

Item 11147

Peleg Wadsworth III canteen, ca. 1812

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1812 Location: Portland Media: Wood

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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