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Category: Government, Politics & Law, Crime, Vice & Punishment

Historical Items

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Item 11032

Vincent L. McKusick, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-03-10 Location: Augusta Media: Photographic print

Item 12803

Phinehas Barnes, Portland, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 13645

Smith trial jurors, Bucksport, 1877

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: 1877 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

Exhibit

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World View of the City of Bangor, 1837Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Lumber along waterfront…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Early Railroads in Bangor By William Cook, Archivist/Special Collections Librarian, Bangor Public Library Knickerbocker Express, ca.

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 2 of 2

Early Railroads in Bangor Resources for the Early Railroads Exhibit: B. O. & M. Cardin, Bob. Old Veazie Railroad 1836, one of America’s very first…