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Item 19277

Birthday letter to Burton Winslow, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Lewiston; Saco Media: Ink on paper

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Item 36872

Marjorie Pike's birthday party, Lubec, ca. 1898

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 81352

Mary Weymouth Dodge and Edward Stanley, 1953

Contributed by: Maine Central Institute Date: 1953-12-10 Location: Yarmouth Media: Photographic print


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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.


Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.