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)

1849 Birth date of Maine author Sarah Orne Jewett in South Berwick
1875 Harris M. Plaisted, who also served as Maine Governor and Attorney General, is elected to the U. S. Congress
1898 Birth date in West Pembroke of New Hampshire Republican governor and U.S. Senator Henry Styles Bridges, who graduated from Pembroke High School in 1916, then from the School of Agriculture, University of Maine at Orono in 1918.
1957 Amendment to the Maine Constitution extends the term of governors from two years to four years, and limits governors to two successive terms.
1957 Amendment to the Maine Constitution changing the date of general elections from the second Monday of September to the Tuesday Following the First Monday in November.

 

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