Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Farm Stand in Westfield on U.S. Route 1 (September 2001)

Farm Stand in Westfield on U.S. Route 1 (September 2001)

1843 Birth date of Republican Governor (1880-1881) Daniel F. Davis of Corinth, selected by the Legislature in a controversial decision.
1910 Washington State Normal School, now the University of Maine at Machias, opens.
1921 47th Amendment to the Maine Constitution adopted, permitting absentee voting.
1960 Hurricane Donna causes damage in Maine again in the millions with many uprooted trees and pleasure craft sunk along the coast.
1973 The “Maine Management and Cost Survey,” otherwise known as “The Longley Report,” is released to controversy about its impact on State government. James B. Longley, Sr. was elected governor the following year.
2002
Maine’s worst traffic accident claims the lives of 14 migrant workers on John’s Bridge, a one-lane wooden bridge with no railings between Eagle and Churchill lakes in northern Aroostook County.


 

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