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Category: Arts & Entertainment, Sculpture & Monuments, Monuments

Historical Items

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Item 1013

Monument Square, Portland, 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1902 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 8795

Erecting monument in Monument Square, Portland, 1891

Contributed by: Portland Public Library Date: 1891 Location: Portland Media: Card photograph

Item 13024

Cleeve-Tucker Memorial, Eastern Promenade, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1633 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative


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A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.


Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


Monuments to Civil War Soldiers

Maine supplied a huge number of soldiers to the Union Army during the Civil War -- some 70,000 -- and responded after the war by building monuments to soldiers who had served and soldiers who had died in the epic American struggle.

My Maine Stories

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The Wall
by Michael Uhl

What it means to have beaten the odds