2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.
For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.
… Of Being The Oldest Church Building In Presque Isle." Star Herald [presque isle] 1 Apr. 2009, Sesquicentennial Edition ed., Section 1 sec.: 7-7.
… Changes Church's Appearance, But Not Purpose." Star Herald [presque isle, maine] 1 Apr. 2009, Sesquicentennial Edition ed., Section 1 sec.: 7-7.