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Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park (August 2001)

Chimney Pond, Baxter State Park (August 2001)

1861 Eastport-built vessel Santa Clara is captured by Confederate raiders.
1877 Birth date in Lewiston of Republican U.S. Representative (1917-1931) and U.S. Senator (1931-1949) Wallace H. White, Jr.
1895 Birth date in South Portland of Republican U.S. Representative (1937-1943) James C. Oliver, later elected to Congress as a Democrat (1959-1961).
1997
The Board of the Maine Yankee atomic power plant votes to permanently shut down the facility after economic difficulties and challenges to its safety procedures.


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