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Historical Items

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Item 10041

William King receipt for Jefferson book, Bath, 1830

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1829 Location: Bath; Washington; Charlottesville Media: Ink on paper

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Richard King House, Dunstan Landing, Scarborough, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1930 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 11148

William King real estate assessment, ca. 1847

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1847 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

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Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

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One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

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Kings Landing Historical Settlement

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

When he was thirteen, William was sent to Phillips Academy in Andover for a term, but other than that experience he had little formal schooling.

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Maine's Road to Statehood - Turn of the Century to the War of 1812

1806 William King became a prominent figure in 19th century Maine separation politics and would continue to play a major role in early statehood as…

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Statehood and the Missouri Compromise

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Using primary sources, students will explore the arguments for and against Maine statehood and the Missouri Compromise, and the far-reaching implications of Maine statehood and the Missouri Compromise such as the preservation and spread of slavery in the United States. Students will gather evidence and arguments to debate the statement: The Missouri Compromise was deeply flawed and ultimately did more harm to the Union than good.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.

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Becoming Maine: The Votes for Statehood

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
Maine became a state in 1820 after separating from Massachusetts, but the call for statehood had begun long before the final vote. Why did it take so long? Was 1820 the right time? In this lesson, students will begin to place where Maine’s statehood fits into the broader narrative of 18th and 19th century American political history. They will have the opportunity to cast their own Missouri Compromise vote after learning about Maine’s long road to statehood.