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Category: People, National Figures

Historical Items

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Item 16283

Mary Todd Lincoln

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Media: ink on paper, engraving

Item 16531

Letter from Charles G. Dawes, Vice President, 1925

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1925-06-16 Location: Thomaston; Washington Media: Typed letter, signed

Item 16603

General Henry Knox, Thomaston, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.

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Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

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Lock of George Washington's Hair

Correspondence between Elizabeth Wadsworth, her father Peleg Wadsworth and Martha Washington's secretary about the gift of a lock of George Washington's hair to Eliza.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Bloomfield Academy

Bloomfield Academy Bloomfield AcademyItem Contributed bySkowhegan History House The Canaan Academy was first incorporated by the court of…

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Skowhegan Community History - Early Settlement in Skowhegan

Early Settlement in Skowhegan Weston gravestone X Oldest cemetary in town X Samuel Weston home X By Jordan Everett The year was 1771…

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Skowhegan Community History - Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch"

Skowhegan: "A Place To Watch" Thousands of years before the first white men discovered the area, the Kennebec was a throughfare for traveling bands…