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Historical Items

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Item 11445

Pilgrim descendents, Hallowell, 1982

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1982-11-24 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 12600

Letter concerning demise of Inter Racial Fellowship, Portland, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1936-09-19 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 17055

Men's Group, Presque Isle, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Houlton Grange

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Oakfield Grange 414

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Tate House Museum

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