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Historical Items

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Item 15650

Durham's World War II Honor Roll, ca. 1946

Contributed by: Durham Historical Society Date: circa 1946 Location: Durham Media: Wood

Item 37384

Front page of World War II Award, Lubec, 1944

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1944 Location: Lubec Media: Ink on paper

Item 102551

Ralph Flint's World War I tunic, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: West Baldwin Media: Cotton

Online 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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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.

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Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - World War I

Lewiston: Dingley, Inc. 1822-1928. Print. "World War I." World War I. Web. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I>.

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

… Aroostook War (also known as the “Pork and Beans War” and the “Lumberjack War”), I would be nervous if I was a wife to one of the men that went to…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

The bullet that removed him from the world took from it a frank, brave, and noble-minded gentleman.” Back in Gray, Maine, the sorrowful news was…

My Maine Stories

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Nemo's Nightmare of World War I
by Mike and Bryan Luciano

Franklyn J. "Nemo" Burbank of Livermore Falls was our ancestor who fought in World War I.

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

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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

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Harriet Beecher Stowe

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
As a graduate of Bowdoin College and a longtime resident of Brunswick, I have a distinct interest in Longfellow. Yet the history of Brunswick includes other famous writers as well, including Harriet Beecher Stowe. Although they did not reside in Brunswick contemporaneously, and Longfellow was already world-renowned before Stowe began her literary career, did these two notables have any interaction? More particularly, did Longfellow have any opinion of Stowe's work? If so, what was it?