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Historical Items

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Item 14619

Fort Kent Telephone Company switchboard, c. 1895

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Fort Kent Media: Wood, metal

Item 66963

Fort Halifax in disrepair, Winslow, ca. 1873

Contributed by: Winslow Historical Preservation Committee Date: circa 1873 Location: Winslow Media: Photographic print

Item 40321

Painting of soldiers at fort, Portland, 1852

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1814 Location: Portland Media: Oil paint, wood

Exhibits

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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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.

Site Pages

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Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston is Incorporated - 1777

… the war, about 175 remaining settlers left the fort and went back to their farms, and the garrison at the fort was discontinued by 1762.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Blue Hill Spearheads Development on the Downeast Coast

Soon Fort Pownall was constructed at a place called Wasaumkeag (the seal place) in what is today Fort Point in Stockton Springs.

My Maine Stories

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Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR