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Historical Items

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Item 70236

Dr. Gale on deceased soldier, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-05-16 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102951

"Fruit Cake For The Trenches" recipe, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102953

Stuffed prunes pecipe, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.

Exhibit

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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