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Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park (August 2001)

Chimney Pond, Baxter State Park (August 2001)

1849 Incorporation of the City of Augusta.
1850 Legislature authorizes first boys reformatory to be built in South Portland.
1863 Rockland-built vessel Anglo Saxon is captured by Confederate raiders.
1864 Harrington-built vessel Roan is captured by Confederate raiders
1918
Earthquake damages chimneys in South Paris and Norway; felt in Bridgton, Cape Elizabeth, and Lewiston.
1933
Birth date in Waterville of U.S. Senator (1880-1995) and Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell, a former U.S. District Court Judge.

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1955
State mandates “a course in geography and the natural and industrial resources of Maine shall be taught in at least one grade from 7 to 12, inclusive, in all school systems, both public and private.”  Apparently the first “Maine studies” requirement.

 

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