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Historical Items

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Item 20429

World War I service flag

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Freeport Media: Linen, cotton

Item 102357

Navy sailors on mess duty, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-10-18 Media: Photographic print

Item 102300

Sumner Cobb writes about the Spanish Flu, Louisville, KY, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918-10-12 Location: Louisville; Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Online Exhibits

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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

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Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

Site Pages

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Maine and the Civil War - The Homefront: Before, During, and After the War

… The Homefront: Before, During, and After the War

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Maine and the Civil War - Legendary Participation

… a huge per capita participation rate, nurses, and homefront activities, as well as post-war remembrances.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

… were involved on the warfront as well as the homefront. At home some worked on Liberty ships at the shipyard in South Portland.