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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 1 of 2

… article submitted by “A Farmer” regarding the separation of the District of Maine from Massachusetts.[4] Separation was not a new proposition…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The American Revolution and Early Attempts at Separation - Page 2 of 2

Accordingly, leaders of the separation movement decided against sending the petition to the General Court before their January 1787 meeting.[8] Other…

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

Inland towns and communities favored separation, while those on the coast opposed it. This, of course, was due to the Coasting Law, which would…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - After the War: The First Victory for Separationists

After the war, however, the separation movement was revived. In October 1815, the Portland-based Eastern Argus newspaper began a thirteen-article…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Final Vote

It was agreed that if separation should pass in the Massachusetts General Court in June, then the voters of Maine must vote in July to separate, and…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Turn of the Century to the War of 1812

But in the opinion of many, separation was potentially in the best economic interest for Maine. By 1807, the idea of separation was again emerging…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Overview: Road to Statehood

Between 1792 and 1819 there were six separate elections for separation submitted to the General Court, and more that did not receive enough ballots…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Coasting Law of 1789

… Law") of 1789 was a critical aspect of the separation debate and deserves a brief description.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Maine in the 17th Century

… Society The story of the District of Maine's separation from Massachusetts began long before Congress approved its request for statehood 1820.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Missouri Compromise: A Moral Dilemma

… Republicans had generally led the push for separation while Federalists had opposed it, it was Republicans who overwhelmingly attended the Maine…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Threshing peas, ca. 1955

In the picture, pea vines are being threshed to separate the peas from the vines. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 2 of 2

Joseph's--was established in 1870. The last Catholic church would be St. Andre's, established by a separate faction of French-Canadians in 1900.

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City of Brewer

Brewer is the gateway to coastal communities and Acadia National Park. The city along with Bangor also serves as a trading and distribution center for the coastal areas and towns and cities to the north with the total region having a population of approximately 250,000 people.

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

… Desert into two towns and incorporating Eden as a separate town. The first church was started in 1792.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Permanent Settlement

They arrived separately in Chebacco boats in the summer of 1761 and settled along the Sound. Somes built a log cabin along the shore in what is now…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ice Storm Poem

… as their heavy limbs gave way to crack and separate, in turn crushing stiff utility lines and littering the street in disarray.

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Western Maine Cultural Alliance

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - -Across the Sea- a history through transportation

… they adapted to make a living off the sea that separates them from the rest of the world. Much has changed since people first set foot on the…

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Historic Clothing Collection - White cotton dress with gigot sleeves, Portland, ca. 1828 - Page 1 of 2

… hand sewn, with its scalloped edges attached as a separate piece. A light pink drawstring ribbon serves as the enclosure.

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

… the Settlers of Harpswell established their own separate parish, and, eight years later, incorporated as a distinct town.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - V. Changing times: the Swan’s Island Ferry

This was a controversial issue, as separate post offices were one of the last remaining elements of separate village life.

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography Collections

… Collection is standalone collection featured as a separate section of this site. The latter two categories are described here, under a cumulative…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

… Court voted to allow what is now Augusta to separate from Hallowell, and gave it approximately half of its 95 square mile area.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 13 of 13

Workers make sure the potatoes and rocks are separated. A conveyors dumps the potatoes directly into a bulk body truck No more barrels, no more…