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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

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This Girl Loves Seaweed
by Marianne

Marianne played with seaweed as a child now she collects photos of others with seaweed.

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Rug Hooking Project with a Story
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

My grandmother taught me the Maine craft of rug hooking when I was a child.

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.

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The Mercy mission called to me deeply
by Melissa Skahan

Melissa Skahan recounted her admiration for the Sisters, as well as her years of work at Mercy

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Orphanage on Revere Street
by anonymous

An orphanage operated by a Mrs. Oliver on 54 Revere Street in Portland, Maine in 1930.

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Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.

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Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut-wrenching fear

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One of the first abstract painters in Maine
by William Manning

I have grown as a painter in ways I might not have if I moved to New York

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s

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My family and Malaga Island
by Charmagne Tripp

The state of Maine evicted all residents of Malaga Island in 1912.

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The gift of a necklace
by Parivash Rohani

When I was born my grandmother gave me a part of a Baha’i prayer for protection.

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Margaret Moxa's Blanket Coat
by Jennifer Neptune

A contemporary artwork in memory of Penobscots murdered for scalp bounties.

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A Splash of Water
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

Reminisce of a lifetime on Little Sebago Lake

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Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine

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The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.