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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… and was elected to the House in 1938 to the 89th Legislature and served three terms. He was Speaker of the House in the 91st Legislature, then ran…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 2 of 4

… too. In a petition to the newly-minted Maine Legislature, 176 male residents of Cumberland who signed a petition to the Legislature that year noted…

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 2 of 3

… he began his political career in the Maine legislature, serving three terms as speaker. He was elected as a Congressman in 1843 and as U.S.

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Belfast Free Library

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Division of MDI Begins

On February 22, 1796 the legislature of Massachusetts passed an act dividing the town of Mount Desert into two towns and incorporating Eden as a…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Founding of the Farmington State Normal School

… was paired with a fervent outcry to the Maine Legislature for the establishment of Normal Schools by the State's teachers.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

… Historical Society In 1913, the Maine Legislature passed a law prohibiting the use of automobiles within the town of Islesboro and for twenty…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 4 of 4

… Dunstan River X Acts and Resolves of the Legislature of Maine. ------“An Act to Establish a Corporation for the Purpose of Diking a Certain…

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

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Maine State Archives

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony

… immigration had been laid in the state's legislature with several failed proposals, but finally the plan was pushed through. W.W. Thomas, Jr.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - People

… suffragette who testified before Maine's state legislature for a woman's right to vote Janet Trafton Mills born 1947: Maine's 75th governor and…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

… occurred on the 125th anniversary of the state legislature acceptance of the Charter to establish the Town of Lubec; the burials two days later 125…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Fires - 1849 to 1924

In 1887 the Legislature voted to have water piped to the prison by the Camden and Rockland Water Company.

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Kennebec Valley Community College Archive

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Running the Town

Roberta requested of the town, which asked the legislature to expand the number of school committee seats from three to five.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mt. Zircon Reservoir - Page 1 of 3

… (Mexico later withdrew) was approved by the Maine Legislature in September, 1911. The engineering firm of Metcalf & Eddy, of Boston, was hired to…

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Early Maine Photography - Art

… government and represented the town in the state legislature. In contrast to the Treadwell and Chapman portraits, the elegant mid-nineteenth…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 2 of 4

The abrogating petition was never acted upon by the legislature; it was simply referred to the Commission of Interior Waters.

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Maine State Museum

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 3 of 4

… Strong Water Company was created by an act of the Legislature on March 15, 1899. A corporation of seven townspeople was formed to construct and…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Bridge That Changed The Map

… with 36 signatures was submitted to the state legislature in 1856, at about the same time Mr. Beedy was contracted to build the bridge.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - 1790s: A Growing Movement

Somewhat surprisingly, the legislature authorized the vote, which was approved by Massachusetts Governor Samuel Adams.

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Lubec, Maine - Myron Avery, Lubec, and the Appalachian Trail

… death on July 26, 1952, an act of the Maine Legislature renamed East Peak on Bigelow Mountain as Myron Avery Peak.