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Category: Government, Politics & Law, People in Government, Presidents

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Item 77743

George Beal on political appointments, Washington, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Portland; Norway Media: Ink on paper

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Item 103178

President Warren G. Harding, Crawford House, NH, August 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1921-08-03 Location: Carroll Media: Glass Negative

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Theodore Roosevelt visiting Portland, 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1902-08-26 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.


Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.


Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.