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)

1852 Birth date of U.S. Senator (1911-1913) Obadiah Gardner
1853 Henry David Thoreau leaves Boston on his trip to Chesuncook.
1880 Voters approve amendment to the Maine Constitution establishing two-year terms for members of the State Senate and House of Representatives; since 1820 they were elected each year for a one-year term.
1920
Maine women are the first to exercise their vote under the 18th Amendment, since the state held its general elections earlier than other states until 1960.


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