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Item 7729

Folsom drug store, Old Town, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Old Town Media: Stereograph

Item 12175

Brunswick's old Town Hall

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1889 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print

Item 76572

Fire department water battle, Old Town, 1965

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1965-07-25 Location: Old Town Media: Photographic print


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Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.


A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.


The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

Old Town Hall and Grant Building Text by Jocelyn Bernier, Savannah Rice, Shawn Russell, and Cody Seekins 7th grade students at Bath Middle School…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Student Exhibits

… House Ledyard Block Lincoln Block Merchants' Row Old Town Hall and Grant Building The Patten Free Library The Railroad Station Sagadahoc Block and…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… changes, including the replacement of the old town hall building at the northeast corner of Centre and Water Streets with a new building to house…