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Historical Items

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Item 1143

Deadly poison warning, Portland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 66022

"Warning," interior trolley car notice, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: ink on paper

Item 6777

Capt. Mowat's warning to Falmouth, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775-11-16 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 36762

20 Chenery Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ethel Jane Warne Use: Dwelling - Single family

Exhibits

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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Blizzard Poems

… inches of white unforgettable Surprise disaster warning last minute necessities struggling people Roads plow’s success died down difficult…

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Historic Hallowell - The City of Hallowell

The police were also warning people about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and house fires with the use of candles, propane, and kerosene…

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Historic Hallowell - Post Office and Fire Station

… Was this very bad? A Yes it was and we were even warned by the postmaster to be careful. Hallowell Fire StationItem Contributed byHubbard Free…

My Maine Stories

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Story

USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era
by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.

"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

Story

Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Integration of Longfellow's Poetry into American Studies

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
We explored Longfellow's ability to express universality of human emotions/experiences while also looking at the patterns he articulated in history that are applicable well beyond his era. We attempted to link a number of Longfellow's poems with different eras in U.S. History and accompanying literature, so that the poems complemented the various units. With each poem, we want to explore the question: What is American identity?