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Basketball Girls

Girls Consecutive Wins ending in the year noted: School No. Year Camden 87 1954 Eliot 78 1962 Gorham 77 1981 Westbrook 76 1982 New Gloucester 76 1950 Sherman 75 1967   Girls Consecutive Championships School No. Years Westbrook 4 1978-1981 … Continue reading

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Collins, Susan M.

(1952- ) Susan Margaret Collins, a U.S. Senator from Maine, was born in Caribou December 7, 1952, and graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York in 1975.  A native of Aroostook County , her family has run a lumber … 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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March 12

Olson House on Hathorn Point in Cushing (2005)

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1788 Birth date in New Hampshire of Governor … Continue reading

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Timeline of Maine History 08: Reform and Optimism

Eastern Manufacturing 1910, later Eastern Fine Paper Company

1900-1929 The beginning of the 20th century was marked by the expansion of pulp and paper mills, including the new Great Northern Paper Company mill in Millinocket. Eastern Maunfacturing in Brewer became Eastern Fine Paper Company. Lakewood summer theater in … Continue reading

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Women, Firsts

These women were residents of Maine when they achieved historic firsts in cultural, government, and political affairs. Women’s influence in the Maine State Legislature has grown substantially since 1820. Maine became the first state to have a women as a majority of its congressional delegation in 2009. Continue reading

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