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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - A word of thanks

… for the help and support they provided to Team Biddeford and the Biddeford Heritage Project. Beth DeWolfe Erica Doyon!!!! Dani Fazio Raoul…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 12 of 17

… Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco Fifth Maine Regiment Veteran Reunion, Peaks Island, 1912Fifth Maine Regiment…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 15 of 17

Lee surrender order, 1865Maine Historical Society The month of April in 1865, Northerners, Mainers, and Biddeford and Saco residents faced a frenzy…

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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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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 11 of 17

… Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco Robert McArthur and comrades, ca.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 4 of 17

… Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco X Granite quarries became more popular in Biddeford during the Civil War.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 14 of 17

Biddeford paid servicemen $145,497 and Saco paid servicemen $105,749. City Farm (Poor Farm), Biddeford, ca.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 16 of 17

1865Maine Historical Society April 9th marked Confederate Robert E. Lee’s surrender. Like, April 3rd, Biddeford and Saco rejoiced in the streets as…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 8 of 17

… Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco Log Drive, Saco River, ca.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 3 of 17

… Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco Ice cutting on the Saco River, Biddeford-Saco, 1908McArthur Public Library…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 6 of 17

… Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco Report on cotton for prison, New Orleans, 1862Maine Historical Society Raw…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 2 of 3

In 1855 this growth manifested itself in Biddeford's transition from town to city. Biddeford's first mayor was Daniel Eton Somes, a developer and…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 1 of 2

… Shops in the Exchange Block, Biddeford, ca. 1915McArthur Public Library Throughout Maine during these years most of the large manufactures…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 3 of 3

John R. Andrews, Biddeford, ca. 1861McArthur Public Library CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT BIDDEFORD DURING THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) Because of the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 1 of 3

… Letter to Captain Nathaniel Goodwin of Biddeford, 1818McArthur Public Library After the Revolution was fought and won, life began again in…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 2 of 2

Biddeford and Saco downtowns, ca. 1870McArthur Public Library Andrews & Horigan Grocery Store, Biddeford, 1899McArthur Public Library While…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 2 of 2

Photograph by Jamiee Beatson, Biddeford High School. X Biddeford, however, has other plans for itself.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

Biddeford was well-represented in various industries, including ice harvesting and granite quarrying.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The MCHP Experience: In Our Own Words

… Ray was wonderful." -Denise Doherty, Teacher Biddeford Historical Society Mr. Gaudette teaches about the Meetinghouse X "I enjoyed working…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - "Good the more communicated, the more abundant grows" : The Thursday Club

… Club "Rocking Chair Row" program, Biddeford, 1930Biddeford Historical Society The club, from the beginning, accomplished two purposes.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 2 of 3

Biddeford's ethnic make-up was diverse and urbane, and the city's residents included business owners, doctors, lawyers, judges, druggists, opticians…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

1870Hudson Museum, Univ. of Maine Biddeford's earliest inhabitants have many names. Wabanaki/Abenaki, or "People of the Dawn", is the generic term…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

Staff of Biddeford Telephone Exchange, ca. 1900McArthur Public Library Biddeford had rapidly gained the services and utilities that made it a true…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 3 of 3

Ad by Pepperell Mills to recruit women workers, Biddeford, 1943McArthur Public Library In Biddeford, like the rest of urban Maine, the relief of…