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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII
A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner
With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.
The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson
Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay
The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels
I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life
Maine and the Atlantic World Slave Economy
by Seth Goldstein
How Maine's historic industries are tied to slavery
In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25
Never leave beer with the PBRs
A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker
Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference
Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler
The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona
Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.
Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25
How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.
My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima
Epidemic of violence against Indigenous people
by Michael-Corey F. Hinton
Systemic racism, murder, and the danger of stereotypes
How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion
My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy
Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall
As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.
Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II
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
An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania
Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021
Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler
How hunting has impacted my life
by David Chessey
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR
Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis
The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.
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