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Historical Items

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Item 9796

Federal Style House, circa 1895

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 11349

Hepplewhite Federal chest of drawers, York, ca. 1810

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: circa 1810 Location: York Media: Mahogany with satinwood veneer, poplar, birch and

Item 10578

Knox side chair, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1790 Location: Thomaston Media: Mahogany, leather

Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

Also, the building contained a room for federal judges, an office for the Port Surgeon and a room for the Merchant's Exchange and Board of Trade.

Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… that remain in the current downtown include a Federal-style residence near the southwest corner of Centre and Water Streets, and 106 Front Street…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Humphrey House

… House on Wadsworth Street, a grand three-storey Federal style house, which was dismantled around 1940.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast