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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Portland; Bristol
Media: Ink on paper, maps
Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society
Date: circa 1860
During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.
John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.
Meshach P. Larry, a Windham blacksmith, joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister, Phebe, wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.
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… 534-603 Two of Martin's children were quite ill with measles; he looked for a new business prospect, worked as assistant assessor for Ward 6 where…
She became ill with pneunomia and died in Batavia, Java on May 11th. 1914. Her performance with the London Symphony Orchestra is an indication of the…
Martin described her illness, death, and funeral in detail. He also wrote about their son Junior, dances and dance schools, the final days of…
My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All
by Nicolette B. Meister
How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.
by Joy Asuncion
My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy