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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

… eight months before the 19th Amendment allocated voting rights for many American women – its mission then and now is to develop women’s leadership…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

… of Islesborough (spelling until late 1800s) voted in 1794 to divide the town into districts for schooling, and each district was responsible for…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Based on the voting record, islanders were not initially in favor of the separation. On October 29, 1819, a convention held in Portland created a…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 4 of 7

Although female heirs voted and affixed their signatures to decisions requiring all shareholders’ approval, they do not appear to have attended most…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

At the time, only men were allowed to vote. Women were prohibited by the government to vote until the 20th century.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 2 of 5

Women did not have the right to vote at that time, so the men conducted the meetings and were elected to all offices.

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Lincoln, Maine - Civil War

… into slavery and women and African Americans can vote. If I lived back then, I think that my feelings on this would be the same.

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Fryeburg Public Library

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrap & Sketch Book 2: 1864-1866

… Democratic politics, the Irish residents who voted with the Democrats, and the politicians -- locally and nationally -- who undid what Lincoln and…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Seaside Hall

… the land underneath the building, and the town voted to sell the building in 2006. In 2007, the hall was cleared out and in May of 2009 the entire…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

Finally, in 1800 islanders voted to build two meeting houses, the Congregational on the Bass Harbor Road in Southwest Harbor, and the Baptist, on…

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Colby College Special Collections

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Winter Harbor Historical Society

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

… "In the House of Representatives Feb 23rd 1762 Voted, That the Petition of Eben Thorndike and fifty nine Others his Associates be so far granted…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield's Church on the Hill

In 1912 the Baptists and Universalists voted to combine into the Congregational Union Church, with Pastor Rev. Ransom E.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Grand Army of the Republic

The meetings were sometimes about voting rights for black veterans. During the picnics they also talked about life and the war.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Native Americans

… Americans received the right vote in 1870 and women the right to vote in 1920, the United State government did not give this right to native people…

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

… continues to be prohibited on the island, and was voted down in both 2010 and 2011. Red Men's Hall, Swan's Island, ca.

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

In 1913, the townspeople voted to accept the incorporation of Strong Water District, which was created by another act of the legislature.

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

… the first major breakthrough after the town voted funds for the support of a Department. Chelsea Stewart was the Fire Warden at that time, and he…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

… the citizens of Farmington….were called upon to vote on the subject of accepting a road to the new depot grounds in this village.

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Bangor Public Library

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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