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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1862
Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society
Date: circa 1860
Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.
Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.
More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.
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Inside the box were two tin liners which held cartridges—paper tubes filled with “Minié balls (bullets) and black powder.
Web. 23 April 2010. Bullets Fly During Central Street Gun Battle. Bangor Daily News 13 October 1937: 5. Print. G-Men Kill Brady and Pal.
Police did not have bullets until 1880. Eventually, officers of the police department were given revolvers to defend themselves and their community…
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by Bill Hinderer
An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War
by Michael Uhl
What it means to have beaten the odds
by Jim Barrows
A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.