This week’s history news; Sept 02

Here’s another week’s worth of history related headlines from around the web……………

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Hallowell searching its collective memory

Kennebec Journal –He said the group wants to create a larger, more expansive base from which to draw information about Hallowell’s role in early Maine history.

Rufus King, unsung figure of American history, helped crusade end …

New York Daily News -During a Senate debate in 1820 that led to the Missouri Compromise, which admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as free, King boldly declared slavery

History of Mills, Brickyards Seen at MuseumLA – My upcoming book is “The Franco-Americans of Maine,” and strictly speaking, not all of the millworkers and brickmakers were of French-Canadian heritage.

Wheeling Trolley In Maine Museum

Wheeling Intelligencer -With a lot of money, a little bit of luck and a multitude of volunteers dedicated to preserving the history of streetcars in America – that’s how.

Windjammer festival to parade marine heritage

Bangor Daily News -Organizers expect that nothing like the past weekend’s rain will be able to dampen the experience of the Camden Windjammer

‘Monster Quest’ star explores Maine oddities -He has been both an on- and off-camera consultant to NBC-TV’s “Unsolved Mysteries,” A&E’s “Ancient Mysteries,” History Channel’s “In Search of History,”

New history benefits Camden Public Library

Working Waterfront – Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. says, “A book such as this not only preserves the history of past generations, but animates it for the

Fire sweeps through abandoned mill in Maine

Bangor Daily News – The fire was reminiscent of a recent blaze in Lewiston that destroyed the historic Cowan Mill, a textile mill that had been vacant for some time.

Book-signing, not tours, to mark Lighthouse Day in York -…but activities to help celebrate the state’s Open Lighthouse Day are planned at Sohier Park, just in front of the historic light. In June, the Maine

AUGUSTA Curiosity uncovers historic sundial

Kennebec Journal – The meridian monument was one of those erected at county courthouses in Maine between 1869 and 1871, according to research by Harold E. Nelson,

Paranormal group barred from Farmington cemeteries

LSJ-FARMINGTON — Reactions to a recent paranormal investigation in local cemeteries has caused town officials to request that members of Central Maine Paranormal Investigators not return for a second time Saturday….

Historian recognized for work to restore area pride

LSJ-LIVERMORE FALLS — History sneaked up and surprised historian W. Dennis Stires early Saturday afternoon at the Maine Paper and Heritage Museum on Church Street. Stires came out on a rainy Saturday to listen to his favorite storyteller, Norman Vashaw of Canton talk about the early days of logging. Vashaw’s talk actually served to camouflage the 1:30 p.m. recognition ceremony for Stires, 70, of Livermore, who dedicated more than 35 years of his life to preserving the heritage and history of the Livermore Falls area.

State parks, historic sites will remain open Friday

Maine’s state parks and historic sites will remain open and staffed on Friday even though it’s a state shutdown day. Maine Forest Service rangers also will remain on duty to patrol and protect Maine’s woods. The Bureau of Parks and Lands operational staff will be on duty, but headquarters and administrative staff will be off duty. Park managers, rangers, lifeguards and customer service representatives will be working that day. The full amenities of parks will be available. Park fees will be collected and park facilities will be cleaned and maintained.

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