Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Kellogg, Elijah

Selected works . . . The Ark of Elm Island (1897) Arthur Brown, the Young Captain (1870 The Boy Farmers of Elm Island (1869) Brought to the Front, or, The Young Defenders (1876) Burying the Hatchet: or, The Young Brave … Continue reading

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Kents Hill School

Entrance and Bearce Hall (2002)

Kents Hill School, in Readfield, was established initially as the Maine Wesleyan Seminary in 1824 by Luther Sampson, a native of Duxbury, Massachusetts. He was a Revolutionary War veteran who settled in Readfield in the early 1800s. In 1824 he … Continue reading

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King, Stephen

King House in Bangor (2003)

The Novels Carrie (1974) Salem’s Lot (1975) The Shining (1977) The Stand (1978) The Dead Zone (1979) Firestarter (1980) Cujo (1981) Christine (1983) Pet Sematary (1983) Cycle of the Werewolf (1983) The Talisman (with Peter Straub, 1984) It (1986) The … Continue reading

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Knox, Henry

Knox Mansion Montpelier [reconstruction] (2001)

The current Montpelier, built 1929-1931, is a replica of the original. After many years attempting to raise funds for construction, publisher and philanthropist Cyrus H. K. Curtis donated $250,000 to more than match the $50,000 raised by the Knox Memorial … Continue reading

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Ladd, William

William Ladd (1778-1841), a resident of Minot, was an early activist for world peace. Born in Exeter, New Hampshire on May 10, 1778, he was groomed for college by his parents and entered Harvard when he was fifteen. Not inclined … Continue reading

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Langlais, Bernard

Abenaki Indian Sculpture in Skowhegan (2002)

(1921 – 1977) was born in Old Town and learned skills with woodworking from his carpenter father. In a 2005 review of his life and work, J. T. Leonard of The Times Record in Brunswick noted When artist Bernard “Blackie” … Continue reading

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Laughlin, Gail

(1868-1952) was a prominent lawyer, legislator, and women’s rights advocate. She was born on May 7, 1868 as Abbie Hill Laughlin, in Robbinston. She graduated from Portland High School in 1886, receiving the Brown Medal for the highest grades. Laughlin … Continue reading

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Legislative Recognition of Women 2013

STATE OF MAINE _____ IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD TWO THOUSAND AND THIRTEEN _____  JOINT RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND IN RECOGNITION OF THE CONTRIBUTION THAT WOMEN MAKE TO MAINE AND TO THE UNITED STATES WHEREAS, … Continue reading

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Legislature, Women Members

Women Legislators 1923-1917

Year House Senate Total 1923 1 0 1 1925 1 0 1 1927 4 2 6 1929 4 3 7 1931 4 1 5 1933 3 1 4 1935 6 1 7 1937 6 2 8 1939 4 1 5 … Continue reading

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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

His Work . . . Hyperion, a prose romance and Voices of the Night (1839) “Psalm of Life,” a poem (1839) Ballads and Other Poems, including “The Skeleton in Armor” (1841) Ballads and Other Poems (1842) Poems on Slavery (1842) … Continue reading

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Longley, Stephen J.

Steve Longley "Ferryman" (2007)

Stephen Joseph Longley (1957-2013), born in Lewiston, was known throughout the Appalachian Trail hiking community by his trail name, “The Ferryman,” for twenty years, from 1987 to 2007. He operated the Appalachian Trail Conference’s Kennebec River Ferry Service where the … Continue reading

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Lovejoy, Elijah Parish

Birthplace Marker (2003)

“I cannot surrender my principles, though the whole world would vote them down. I can make no compromise between truth and error, even though my life be the alternative.“ – – ELIJAH PARISH LOVEJOY, 1835 Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802-1837) was … Continue reading

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MacDougall, Arthur R., Jr.

(1896-19??) was born in the rural and forested community of Enfield on August 16, 1896, the son of a master carpenter. His father had emigrated from Scotland and, in the “new world” had evangelical ministry. His mother was Nellie Rosilla … Continue reading

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MacMillan, Donald B.

Model of the Schooner Bowdoin at Bowdoin College (2013)

Donald Baxter MacMillan (1872-1970), though born in Provincetown, Massachusetts, lived in Freeport as a boy, and graduated from Freeport High School and Bowdoin College in Brunswick.  He later taught at schools in Maine and Massachusetts. After joining Admiral Robert E. … Continue reading

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Maine in the World

Many Maine people have had an impact throughout the United States and the world.  A glimpse of Maine Women in the World has been well described by Polly Welts Kaufman. Maine authors have made their mark outside the state.  From … Continue reading

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Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act 1979

INDIAN TERRITORIES CHAPTER 601 MAINE INDIAN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT (To Indian Lands Claims article.) 30 § 6201. Short title INDIAN TERRITORIES CHAPTER 601 MAINE INDIAN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT 30 § 6201. Short title This Act shall be known and may be cited … Continue reading

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Maine Maritime Academy

Harold Alfond Student Center (2001)

is a college located in Castine created primarily to educate and train students for service in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Former Governor Kenneth M. Curtis, once its President, is a distinguished graduate. According to the statute establishing Maine Merchant Marine … Continue reading

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Maine U.S. Marshals

Mane had U.S. Marshals even before it became a state. From a letter to U.S. Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John F. Kerry, on their request, from the U.S. General Accounting Office in 2003: The U.S. Marshal Service was created … Continue reading

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Marshall, Alfred

(ca. 1797-1868) a U.S. Representative, was born in New Hampshire about 1797. A member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1827, 1828, 1834, and 1835, he served as a general in the State militia. Marshall was elected as a … Continue reading

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Mathilde, Molly

(c1665-1717) was named Pidianiske at birth by her parents who were Wabanaki Indians, which translates to “People Of The Dawn,” because they believed that the sun’s early light reaches the banks of the Penobscot River first, before it touches anywhere … Continue reading

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