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December 30

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1863 Birth date of Chansonetta Stanley Emmons, photographer … Continue reading

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December 31

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1775 Benedict Arnold expedition collaborates in a two-pronged … Continue reading

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December 4

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1876 Edwin Flye begins a short term in … Continue reading

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December 5

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1891 First publication of the newspaper Deering News, … Continue reading

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December 6

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1915 Shipwreck of the three masted schooner William … Continue reading

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December 7

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor, beginning active U.S. … Continue reading

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December 8

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1787 Birth date in Dresden of David Kidder, … Continue reading

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December 9

White horse and goats in the snow in New Portland (December 2009)

December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1787 Birth date of Thomas Davee, member of … Continue reading

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Declaration of Conscience

During a period when anti-communism almost became a national hysteria, a number of politicians used the opportunity to attempt to limit civil liberties and to intimidate their political opponents. When very few others would challenge this anti-democratic behavior, U.S. Senator … Continue reading

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Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence, essentially in following format, was printed and distributed by order of the Massachusetts Legislative Council. Each Maine town received a copy and had it read to the assembled inhabitants. This was their official notification of the … Continue reading

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Democratic Party Platform 1976

Cover Page of Published 1976 Platform

1976 PLATFORM – DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF MAINE Originally published in April, the Platform was updated with “Errata Sheets” dated 8/16/76. Changes from these updates are noted in the text below, with underlines indicating inserts and strikethroughs indicating deletes. The following … Continue reading

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Demographic Data Resources

Crime Incidence of Crimes Since 1980 Economy Education Scholastic Aptitude Test Scores and Trends Population Maine Population Since 1741 Population Density by County 1990 – Map Population Density by County 2000 – Map Average Family Size by County 2000 – … Continue reading

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Dover Foxcroft Health Report 1942

The following is the annual report of the Piscataquis County Nursing Service rendered for the period of January 1, 1942 to December 31, 1942, for the town of Dover-Foxcroft. Emphasis has been placed on the health of the child of … Continue reading

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Dover Foxcroft Town Warrant 1944

To Irving C Trufant, or any Constable of the Town of Dover-Foxcroft, in the County of Piscataquis: GREETINGS: In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of … Continue reading

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Economy, Labor History

Panel 1

People who have worked on farms, in forests, on the seas, in mills, factories and offices — all have contributed to the Maine economy over the past nearly four centuries.  In the twenty-first century more people are working in commercial, … Continue reading

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Enoch Lincoln Documents

Chapter 67, Private and Special Laws, State of Maine Resolve relating to a state burial ground, and the erection of certain monuments. Resolved, That the governor and council be authorized to select a portion of the public ground in front … Continue reading

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Executive Orders

Governor

Executive Orders are official acts of a governor to establish policies and practices for the Executive Branch in the administration of state government.  These Orders may direct that certain actions be taken, that emergencies be dealt with in a prescribed … Continue reading

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February 1

The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)

The month of February of each year is designated as American History Month and the Governor of the State of Maine shall annually issue a proclamation inviting and urging the people of the State of Maine to observe the month … Continue reading

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February 10

The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)

February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1796 Incorporation of the town of Castine 1823 Incorporation of … Continue reading

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February 11

The Wire Bridge in New Portland (2001)

February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1828 Incorporation of the town of Adams, now Crawford 1832 … Continue reading

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