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French, George

Schooner and Children at Stonington (c. 1940)

(1882-1970) was the recipient of numerous American and foreign awards for his distinguished photography. His work was selected by such firms as American Bell Telephone Company for use in posters, and for many years his photographs were familiar to Americans, … Continue reading

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Land Agent Certificate for Swedish Colonists 1870

Certificate Issued by State Land Agent for Swedish Colonists, 1870

The following is a copy of the certificate issued by the State Land Agent to Swedish colonists assigning them lots for clearing and development. (For printing purposes in full size, use legal size paper and set the print options accordingly.)

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Loring Air Force Base

Location Map for Limestone

Beginning in 1952, Loring Air Force Base, and, in 1953, its 42nd Bombardment Wing of B-52 bombers, created an economic supplement to potato processing in Limestone. It was renamed in 1955 for Maine’s Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor winner, … Continue reading

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Swedish Colony Law 1870

Location Map for New Sweden

Law Promoting Swedish Immigration [See New Sweden, Stockholm, Westmanland and the Swedish Colony Report.] Chapter 173. An act to promote immigration and to facilitate the settlement of the public lands. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Swedish Colony Report 1870

Location Map for New Sweden

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF IMMIGRATION – 1870 [This report of the Board is also an introduction to the more extensive Report of the Commissioner of Immigration, 1870. Several similar reports were made in succeeding years. All are available at … Continue reading

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