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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

… of New England SHIPBUILDING IN BIDDEFORD BIDDEFORD'S MOVERS & SHAKERS THE CIVIL WAR & BIDDEFORD THE THURSDAY CLUB ARTISTS AND INVENTORS OF…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Biddeford's Movers & Shakers

… Movers & Shakers Photograph by Jaimee Beatson, Biddeford High School X Why do we see the name "Thacher" everywhere in Biddeford? Where did we…

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

BHP 2009-2010 team members from Biddeford High School Project Aspire, Biddeford Historical Society, and McArthur Public Library.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - CONTACT

BY EMAIL: reference@mcarthur.lib.me.us *Please include "BIDDEFORD HERITAGE PROJECT" in the subject of your email.*

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

Particularly in the arts and technology, the folks in Biddeford have found new and striking ways to express themselves.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford

Deering & Son Lumber Co., Biddeford, ca. 1880Maine Historical Society By the mid to late 1700's Biddeford was a growing town, in the varied and…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

Biddeford, Me. : The Town. 1860-66. (C) Baker, Emerson W. "The world of Thomas Gorges: Life in the province of Maine in the 1640's." American…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

HISTORY of Biddeford...a Maine river town Text by Renée DesRoberts Research & editorial assistance provided by Sally Leahey, Raymond Gaudette…

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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 - ABOUT US

… 2010 X Biddeford Historical Society The Biddeford Historical Society was chartered by the City of Biddeford to collect and preserve the history…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding in Biddeford: Lore, Leaders, and Legacy

… States” led to the creation of the “District of Biddeford and Pepperelborough, as one port” of entry.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 1 of 17

1870McArthur Public Library By Paige S. Pandora University of Southern Maine Biddeford and Saco were up-and-coming areas when the Civil War struck.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 2 of 17

Deering & Son Lumber Co., Biddeford, ca. 1880Maine Historical Society During the Civil War, Maine laborers worked in logging, milling, papermaking…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 9 of 17

Mary's Church, Biddeford, ca. 1909McArthur Public Library With the rise of industry in Biddeford during the 1860s, thousands of French Canadian…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 10 of 17

… Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco X Prior to the attack on Fort Sumter, the Union and Journal, out of…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 5 of 17

at Saco & Biddeford, 1848Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum The cotton textile manufacturing industry became very significant in Biddeford once the…

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

… in Biddeford & Saco Civil War Veterans of Biddeford, 1916McArthur Public Library Reality dawned on the citizens of Biddeford and Saco as…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 7 of 17

… in Biddeford & Saco Laconia Mills, Biddeford, 1875McArthur Public Library The Pepperell Mill in Biddeford was the life blood for the small…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 13 of 17

… Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco From the Union and Journal (Biddeford, Me.), May 10, 1861, p.2.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

From the Biddeford Weekly Standard, January 4, 1895. X The cities of Biddeford and Saco have long been a center for lumbering, textiles and…

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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…