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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War & Biddeford

The Civil War & Biddeford X Confederate money, 1862Biddeford Historical Society "It is with feelings of patriotic pride that I refer to…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

Cities of Smoke and Soot Aftermath of Harmon's Corner Fire, 1911McArthur Public Library Headline about the fire which consumed Biddeford's…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine...

EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine... Our history is a rich tapestry of people, places, ideas and innovations.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford Copy of Major Phillips sale of lands to Richard Russell, Biddeford, 1673McArthur Public…

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Early Maine Photography - War

… and witnessed many of the events of the American Revolution, including Valley Forge, the Battle of Monmouth, and Cornwallis’s Surrender at Yorktown.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

After the American Revolution achieved independence for the United States, the District still had no autonomous legislature or executive, but instead…

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 3 of 3

… best remembered for his books of verse based on American themes: Evangeline, The Song of Hiawatha, The Courtship of Miles Standish, and Tales of a…

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Early Maine Photography - Early Maine Photography at Maine Historical Society

… the widely accepted definition of early American photography ranges from the arrival of the technology to the United States in 1840 to Civil War…

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Early Maine Photography - War - Page 2 of 2

… a painted backdrop ornamented with tents and an American flag. Other seated images include tintypes of Private John Mahoney of Augusta, who served…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Sources

: Picton Press, c2003 Puls, Mark Henry Knox: Visionary General of the American Revolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Land Dealings

When the American Revolution broke out, the Fluckers abandoned their holdings in the American colonies and eventually returned to England, leaving…

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Historic Hallowell - In Sickness and in Health

… To Modern Medicine In the years following the Revolution many trained physicians came to the Kennebec Valley to establish medical practices.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Wharf, Store and Blacksmith Shop

… Vose, who had served under Knox in the American Revolution. Vose was in Thomaston as early as 1787, and acted as Knox’s agent while he was building…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - General Henry Knox Museum

… Knox, chief of artillery during the American Revolution and George Washington’s first Secretary of War.

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Davistown Museum

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox

… Henry Knox and his involvement in the American Revolution, from 1775 – 1783. The bulk of the research that has been done on his personal and…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

… perhaps due to the fact that it was settled post-Revolution. Penobscot chief Joseph Orono joined with the colonists to fight the British in 1779…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Incorporation

… residents of the town, who during the American Revolution stood against the English king, George III.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 4 of 4

Leamon, James S. Revolution Downeast: The War for American Independence in Maine. Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, 1993.

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

Knox, commander of the American artillery in the Revolution, Secretary of War from 1785 to 1794 and close friend of George Washington, left his…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth Era: 1786-1807

… brought his family to Portland after the American Revolution, and built his home, a store and barn beginning in 1785.

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… had migrated north from Kittery, Maine, after the revolution and purchased land in what was to become the Town of Surry in 1803.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

… in Ancient North Yarmouth after the American Revolution. The descendents of the original proprietors had large families, and the population grew…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

Most came from Massachusetts and coastal Maine. By the 1860’s, much of the big pine in the region had been cut, and many of the American-born loggers…