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Norridgewock Massacre

Norridgewock Massacre

A nighttime massacre of an Abenaki village opened the Kennebec for English settlement and created a martyr of a controversial French missionary

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Row, Row, Row Your Nazis

Row, Row, Row Your Nazis

Two Nazis, flush with cash and diamonds, were dropped off by U-Boat on a remote Maine beach to begin a WWII spy mission

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The Ice King of Bath

The Ice King of Bath

Bath native C.W. Morse, was a ruthless businessman who built empires based on bribes, lies and fraud

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The (Mis)adventures of the S.S. City of Rockland

The (Mis)adventures of the S.S. City of Rockland

The remarkably bad luck of a lovely steamship that traveled the Maine coast and rivers

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Les Raquetteurs – The Snowshoe Clubs of Lewiston

Les Raquetteurs – The Snowshoe Clubs of Lewiston

Snowshoe clubs brought thousands of visitors to Lewiston every other year for rollicking international conventions

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Fan Jones and her Sky Blue House of Pleasure

Fan Jones and her Sky Blue House of Pleasure

How Bangor mocked the Maine Prohibition laws and allowed saloons and brothels to thrive in “Hell’s Half Acre”

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Plenty of Politicians from Paris Hill

Plenty of Politicians from Paris Hill

How a small hilltop village in rural Oxford County produced so many politicians

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Catholics and Diphtheria on the Androscoggin

Catholics and Diphtheria on the Androscoggin

Imported French Canadian workers grew Le Petit Canada in the shadow of a Brunswick mill

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If You Build It, Will They Come?

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Amusement Parks, Hotels, Resorts and Zoos and the Trolleys that Connected Them

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Maine Civil Defense in the 1950s

Maine Civil Defense in the 1950s

How regular Mainers prepared for a possible Russian attack

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The Pork and Beans War

The Pork and Beans War

Armed Aroostook lumberjacks, angry bears, the shores of Tripoli and Aaron Burr

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Yachts and Airplanes for Me, Scurvy and Death for You

Yachts and Airplanes for Me, Scurvy and Death for You

A short history of religious cultism in Maine told through the stories of three Baptist pastors

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Landscape Architecture, Mutton Broth & The Pulitzer Prize

Landscape Architecture, Mutton Broth & The Pulitzer Prize

The extravagances and fallout of the Gilded Age through Maine connections