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Historic Hallowell - Prisons and Firearms

William King, former governor, paid 3,000 dollars for a 10-acre prison site. It was known as Limestone Hill.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

Prison Industries Quarry, State Prison, Thomaston, Maine c 1870Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Throughout the years, work…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

Maine State Prison Model, Thomaston, MaineItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society The Maine State Prison stood in Thomaston from 1824 until…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison leaves Thomaston - 2002

The old prison was demolished in April of that year, leaving a wide empty grassy field and the southeast corner of the former prison wall remaining.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is built - 1823 to 1824

All transfer of prisoners was under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Rose, who had been appointed the first State Prison Warden.

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

It was named after W. W. Rice, a prison official who served as foreman. A group of citizens was organized to manage the company with the…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is Established - 1823

Prison is Established - 1823 Dr. Rose House, Thomaston, ca. 1960sItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Dr.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Carr O'Brien Block

… sail loft, boot and shoe factory, clothing factory, and now houses the Prison Showroom, a retail outlet for products manufactured by prisoners.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War Resources

Wheelan, Joseph. Libby Prison Breakout. New York: Public Affairs, 2010. Zombek, Angela M. "Libby Prison." Encyclopedia Virginia. Brendan Wolfe, ed.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and the Civil War

Andersonville Prison Above is a sketch of Andersonville Prison as it appeared on August 1, 1864 when it contained 35,000 prisoners of war.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Additions and New Wing - 1824 to 1843

Prison Cells, Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Maine c 1900Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society By 1843, after calls by inspectors for a…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Paine House

He carried on a successful trade in a store on the site of the Prison Store at the corner of Wadsworth Street.