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Historical Items

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Battling a Northeaster

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947-03-03 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

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Harold Berry, Houlton, 1919

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1919 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

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"Gordon" naming ceremony program, Newport News, Virginia, 1996

Contributed by: Lincoln Historical Society Date: 1993 Location: Newport News; Mogadishu; Lincoln Media: Lithograph


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Student Exhibit: Benedict Arnold's March Through Skowhegan

Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.


Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.


Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

Site Pages

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National Archives at Boston

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Guilford, Maine - Veterans Tributes - Page 1 of 2

Both served with great distinction and courage. Their names - Louis Wilbur Trafton and Mattie Anna Pinette Sgt.

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 2 of 3

Kennedy in Profiles in Courage, have praised the conviction and foresight of this Maine senator’s decision.

My Maine Stories

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The Point
by Norma K. Salway

In the summer, on the eastern shore of Songo, kids dove from a leaning tree


The gift of a necklace
by Parivash Rohani

When I was born my grandmother gave me a part of a Baha’i prayer for protection.