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Category: Military & War, Veterans

Historical Items

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Item 18110

Etta J. Tinker Prescott, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Buxton Media: Photographic print

Item 41716

View from Main and Pleasant Streets, Lubec, ca. 1937

Contributed by: Matt Hoopes through Lubec Memorial Library Date: 1937 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 52723

Prescott-Tinker marriage certificate, Lowell, Mass., 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1870-07-04 Location: Lowell Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

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Presque Isle and the Civil War

Presque Isle had fewer than 1,000 residents in 1860, but it still felt the impact of the Civil War. About half of the town's men went off to war. Of those, a third died. The effects of the war were widespread in the small community.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 1 of 3

Early Manufacturing By: Tom Goulette From the earliest days when the first trees were felled, crude cabins erected and gardens started, Guilford…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 3 of 3

Early Manufacturing Pride Manufacturing Company A third major industry of which the town proudly boasted had a fifty year history here before…

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Guilford, Maine - Early Manufacturing - Page 2 of 3

Early Manufacturing Guilford of Maine Guilford Woolen Mill Finishing Room Crew, ca, 1890Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society In…

My Maine Stories

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Buck Fever
by William R. Hinderer

A young soldier suffers "buck fever" during combat in Vietnam.

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Protesters spit on me as a Vietnam Veteran
by Joseph Rocque Jr.

I will never forget the horror of seeing all the protestors greeting my plane returning from Vietnam

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Two generations tell the family's Paper story
by Normand and Richard Paradis

Father and son discuss their lives working for International Paper and changes over time