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Historical Items

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Item 17106

John Cheverus letter to Mrs. Robert Askins, 1817

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1817 Location: Portland; Bristol Media: Ink on paper, maps

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Item 100869

Farnum Llewellyn Bean, Bethel, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Bethel Media: Tintype

Item 65268

Sarah Sampson letter on illness, Bath, 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1864 Location: Washington Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

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.

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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

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.

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Meshach P. Larry: Civil War Letters

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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 534-603

… 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…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farewell appearance of Lillian Nordica, London, ca. 1913

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…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 72-120

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

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What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.

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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