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Category: Military & War, Facilities

Historical Items

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Item 1485

Saco fort, 1699

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1699 Location: Saco Media: Ink on paper

Item 5229

Old Block, Winslow, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Winslow Media: Photographic print

Item 5231

Fort Halifax Blockhouse, Winslow, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Winslow Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.

Story

Maine in Vietnam - Not to be Forgotten
by Karen L. Olson, M.D.

How Veterans' Voices started.