Keywords: men's organizations
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1917
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Alfred Historical Committee
Media: Photographic print
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.
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The organization formed in the years following the Civil War to improve the economic and social position of farmers and their families.
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… Educational Society The Improved Order of Red Men was a national fraternal organization that became popular on Swan's Island in the early 1900s.
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by Adam R. Cote
Military Service has had a deep impact my life
by Michael Uhl
What it means to have beaten the odds
by Ted Heselton
Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam