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Historical Items

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Item 102327

Flag Day celebrated in Biddeford, 1917

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1917-06-14 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 53954

Service Flag unfurling at Bancroft-Foote Cottage, Fairfield, 1918

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1918 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 53959

Service Flag unfurling at Golden Rule Cottage, Fairfield, 1918

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1918 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37310

158 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James H McDonald Use: Store & Storage

Exhibits

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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

Exhibit

Belfast During the Civil War: The Home Front

Belfast residents responded to the Civil War by enlisting in large numbers, providing relief from the home front to soldiers, defending Maine's shoreline, and closely following the news from soldiers and from various battles.

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Patriotic Imagery: 1861-1880

Imagery on letterhead soldiers used, on soldiers' memorials produced after the war, and on many other items captured the themes of the American Civil War: union, liberty, and freedom.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Surry by the Bay - Weathervane Dispute

Carter, such placement desecrated the National Flag and violated Federal Flag Code Rules. Ten days later, Dr. Wilson G.

Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

… 1777, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act, shown here: "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 4, pages 57-76

… run by Democrats or "secesh" to fly American flags and express support for the Union.   Part 4, pages 57-76 Some of the topics and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Story

We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

How Do Communities Represent Themselves

Grade Level: K-2 Content Area: Social Studies
Students learn about historical and current flags of Maine and work in small groups to create flags to represent their classroom/school communities.

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Portland History: Signalizing and Non-Verbal Communications at the Portland Observatory

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
This lesson is an overview of Captain Lemuel Moody's (builder of the Observatory) signaling system used at the Portland Observatory. Activities range from flag making to mapping and journal writing. The "Signals" slide show allows students to look at Captain Moody's general and private signals notebooks. Students are asked a series of questions about the notebooks and Moody's signaling system allowing for a better understanding of the principles behind the Observatory.