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Item 5179

Eastern Cemetery, Portland, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1889 Location: Portland Media: Blueprint

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Item 9261

The World

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1814 Media: Pencil and ink

Item 10834

Maine, Freeport sheet, Topographic map, 1892

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1892 Media: Ink on paper


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Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.