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Maine Historical Markers
Managed By: Icon Here Seeing-Eye Lobsters
Description:
To collect, photograph and record the historical markers/history of the state of Maine.
Expanded Description:

Find a Maine marker. It may be any historical society's, GAR (Grand Army of the Republic), DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), etc.

Instructions for Posting a Maine Historical Markers Waymark:
Required:
1) At least two photos, three would be better. One being an over all, or location of the site view. No cheap cell phone photos, please, make it a quality one. Prefer no one is in the photo.
2) Location: address, directions, some way for others to find it. Not everyone uses a hand held to find history.
3) Title of marker and city/state in "name" field, please. (i.e. Longfellow House - Portland, ME)
4) Text MUST be in the long description. Also, in the long description it would be nice if you added you impressions, and/or views of the site.
5) No private personal markers. Must be accessible to the public.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
1) A new photo taken by you. Make it a quality one. You do not have to be in it, nor your hand held.
2) Some new insight to the history, and/or your personal experience finding the site.
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  • Address and /or location
  • Who put it there (Sponsor)
  • Date (Erected or Dediated)
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Maine Historical MarkersPortland Observatory and Signal Tower - Portland, ME

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Signaling ships was the opening purpose, but weather data, visual observations of the sea and surrounding are were also available.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersLemuel Moody - Portland ME

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The man with the vision and the drive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersPortland Observatory - Portland, ME

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One of several markers inside the observatory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/18/2014

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersThe Site of Fort Loyal - Portland, ME

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Fort Loyal is burned to the ground and Portland’s settlers and defenders are massacred.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/5/2014

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersThe Arctic Campaign 1941-45 - Portland, ME

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Memorial to all the sailors, airmen, soldiers, and civilians who paid so dearly; be they Russian, British or American.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: 3/14/2014

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Maine Historical MarkersWadsworth - Longfellow House - Portland, ME

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The home of American's most beloved poet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: 3/15/2014

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Maine Historical MarkersEastern Cemetery - Portland, ME

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"The Eastern Cemetery is an historic cemetery at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Congress Street in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland, Maine." - Wikipedia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: 5/10/2014

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Maine Historical MarkersThe Enterprise vs The Boxer - Portland, ME

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Both Captains were killed and are buried side-by-side in the same cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Maine

date approved: 3/1/2014

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersBirthplace-Homestead of Sir William Pepperrell - Kittery Point, ME

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This is the home of Sir William Pepperrell, a merchant and soldier in Colonial Massachusetts, who was a native, and lifelong resident of Kittery, Maine, which was then a part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Maine

date approved: 5/31/2013

last visited: 5/10/2013

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Maine Historical MarkersCities of the Androscoggin - Auburn, ME

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This historical marker is located at the West end of the Lewiston-Auburn Railroad bridge and describes the history of the bridge. It is located in Bonney Park in Auburn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus

location: Maine

date approved: 2/13/2013

last visited: 7/14/2010

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Maine Historical MarkersBenedict Arnold in Flagstaff, Maine

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Flagstaff, Maine was named in honor of an action by Benedict Arnold.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Maine

date approved: 10/20/2012

last visited: 11/13/2012

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Maine Historical MarkersAndroscoggin Gem, Lewiston, Maine

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This history sign is incorporated into the Veterans Memorial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Maine

date approved: 10/5/2012

last visited: 9/2/2013

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Maine Historical MarkersSongo Lock

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This lock, originally built of stone masonry in 1830, was a vital link in the 50 mile long waterway from Portland Harbor to Harrison at the head of Long Lake until the advent of the railroad in 1869.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Cosmos Mariner

location: Maine

date approved: 9/17/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersSeashore Trolley Museum - Kennebunkport, ME

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The Seashore Trolley Museum, established at this location in 1939, established the private railway preservation movement in America, and is now the worlds oldest and largest transit museum in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Maine

date approved: 9/10/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersOld Town Hall - Springvale, Maine

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Marker for historic former town hall now history museum in Springvale, Maine.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maine

date approved: 7/11/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersEmery Homestead - Sanford, Maine

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Marker for historic house in Sanford, Maine.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maine

date approved: 7/10/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersGoodall Mansion - Sanford, Maine

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Marker for the most prominent house in Sanford, Maine.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maine

date approved: 7/8/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersSanford Town Hall - Sanford, Maine

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Marker for town hall for the Town of Sanford, Maine.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maine

date approved: 7/8/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersWelcome to Fort McClary - Kittery Point, Maine

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Marker giving history of historic fort at Kittery Point, Maine.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maine

date approved: 7/7/2012

last visited: 9/2/2012

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Maine Historical MarkersMaine Sailors and Soldiers Memorial - Kittery, Maine

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Marker giving the history of the Maine Sailors and Soldiers Memorial located in John Paul Jones Memorial Park in Kittery, Maine.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Maine

date approved: 7/4/2012

last visited: 9/23/2013

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Maine Historical MarkersSayward-Wheeler House - York, ME

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This historic house built in 1720, was long the residence of wealthy civic leader, Jonathan Sayward, and his descendents. It is now a museum with one of the best preserved colonial interiors in the nation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Maine

date approved: 4/7/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersBarrell Mill Pond Dam - York, ME

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This marker details the history of this interesting dam built in 1726 to harness the tidal flow to power a sawmill and a gristmill at the confluence of Meeting House Creek with the import harbor near the mouth of the York River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Maine

date approved: 4/7/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersCandlemas Massacre - York, ME

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This granite marker commemmorates the Candlemas Massacre of Jan. 24, 1692, when a band of Abenakis and Father Louis-Pierre Thury beset the settlement of York killing or capturing 300 colonists, and burning the town.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Maine

date approved: 4/6/2012

last visited: 7/22/2013

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Maine Historical MarkersThe John Hancock Wharf and Marshall Store - York, ME

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Here is an open museum where one can wander among the real-life displays in the old warehouse along the York River, and visit the art museum in the 1870 G.A. Marshall store. This marker gives background history of commerce on the York River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Maine

date approved: 4/5/2012

last visited: never

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Maine Historical MarkersJefferd's Tavern - York, ME

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This historic building, and example of colonial era hostelry, was originally built in 1754 on the old King's Highway in Wells, Maine. After falling into disrepair, it was dismantled and reassembled in 1940, and moved to the York town green in 1959.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Maine

date approved: 4/5/2012

last visited: 11/23/2012

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