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Item 98914

Artificial leg, Bangor, 1865

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Presque Isle; Spotsylvania; Bangor Media: Wood, leather

Item 78424

Turner Homestead and Mill, St. Albans, 1878

Contributed by: St. Albans Historical Society Date: 1878-04-27 Location: St. Albans Media: Photographic print

Item 98915

Wesley Martin on peg leg, Bangor, 1916

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: 1916 Location: Bangor; Presque Isle Media: Photograph, postcard

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.