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Historical Items

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Item 102953

Stuffed prunes pecipe, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102951

"Fruit Cake For The Trenches" recipe, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102954

Potage Albert recipe, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

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Life on a Tidal River - The War Effort

Rationing Gas The OPA, the Office of Price Administration, was in charge of rationing, and it issued tips for rationing.

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

The New Deal’s Public Works Administration responded, and the governor ordered a State snowplow out to Lubec.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

In March of 1918, the U.S. Food Administration endorsed “Farm Implement and Repair Week.” Every farmer in the nation was urged to make necessary…