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Several hundred attend Strong festival, parade
STRONG — A small town parade Friday emphasized a 145-year old connection to the Civil War and a battle that changed the course of history.

Dressed as members of the Alabama 15th Regiment’s Company G, a half dozen men marched down Main Street and stopped at the town’s war monument to offer a musket salute to veterans of all conflicts.

Madawaska: Acadian Fest to feature forest exhibit
MADAWASKA, Maine – The St. John Valley in general and Madawaska in particular have strong roots in northern Maine’s woods industry, and this year’s Acadian Festival will celebrate that heritage with the traveling exhibit “Ways of the Woods: People and the Land in the Northern Forest.”

The 2008 Acadian Festival is under way in Madawaska this weekend. For information or a schedule of events, go to or call the Madawaska Chamber of Commerce at 207-728-7000.

‘New Birth of Freedom’ Guides New Museum of Gettysburg Battle
Largest battle ever fought in North America took place in Pennsylvania 145 years ago this week. Transcript of radio broadcast: 29 June 2008
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Mystic Seaport Celebrates Sabino’s 100th Birthday with Historical Cruises;
Mystic Seaport is honoring Sabino’s centennial with six historical downriver cruises.

Technology, pollution doomed Penobscot River ice industry
Bangoreans already knew a century ago that their export ice industry was dying, a victim of financial manipulation and technology. Then, one day in July 1908, the president of the much reviled American Ice Co., which controlled most of the ice trade on the East Coast, came to town to deliver the death certificate.

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