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  • Maine Historical Society Archives Artifacts
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    Maine Historical Society Archives Artifacts

    Jamie Kingman Rice highlighted some of the items in the Maine Historical Society’s archives, including a lock of George Washington’s hair and a letter book belonging to Benedict Arnold. C-SPAN’s Local…

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  • Portland Observatory
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    Portland Observatory

    Alessa Wylie gave a tour of the Portland Observatory and shows off its views of Portland, Maine. The Portland Observatory is a maritime signal tower built in 1807. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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  • Tate House Museum
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    Tate House Museum

    Tate House Museum docent Bill Gousse talked about owner Captain George Tate’s role as Portland’s mast agent and gave a tour of the home. The Tate House is one of the oldest surviving colonial-era homes in…

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  • Representative Chellie Pingree Interview
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    Representative Chellie Pingree Interview

    Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) talked about Portland, Maine, the state’s organic farming industry, and why she entered politics. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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  • Driving Tour of Portland Maine
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    Driving Tour of Portland, Maine

    Robert Witkowski, creative director of Visit Portland, gave a tour of Portland, Maine, and highlighted some of its historic locations. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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  • Maine Historical Society Library
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    Maine Historical Society Library

    Jamie Rice highlighted some of the oldest items in the Maine Historical Society archives' special collections. Located in downtown Portland, the Maine Historical Society archives is a statewide historical…

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  • The WadsworthLongfellow House
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    The Wadsworth-Longfellow House

    Kathleen Neumann shares the story of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s life inside the Wadsworth-Longfellow House and the influence Portland had on the poet. Built in 1785 by his grandfather, the…

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  • Portland Head Light
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    Portland Head Light

    Jeanne Gross talked about the history of Maine’s oldest light house. Portland Head Light was completed in 1791 and guided ships safely into Portland Harbor. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made…

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  • Fort Gorges
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    Fort Gorges

    Paul Drinan visited Fort Gorges and explained what a local group was doing to restore it. Fort Gorges was a Civil War era fort that has since been abandoned. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made…

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  • Creative Maine Exhibit
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    "Creative Maine" Exhibit

    Kate McBrian talked about some of the trades highlighted the “Creative Maine” exhibit, which highlights the role craftsmen and skilled laborers played in building the state. The Maine Historical Society is…

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  • emThe Lobster Coastem
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    The Lobster Coast

    Colin Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, explained the beginnings of the Maine lobster industry and how it preserves itself. Maine’s lobster…

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  • Maine Women Writers Collection
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    Maine Women Writers Collection

    Maine Women Writers Collection director Jennifer Tuttle explained the importance of the collection and highlighted some of its material. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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  • Mayor Ethan Strimling and Jon Jennings on the City of Portland Maine
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    Mayor Ethan Strimling and Jon Jennings on the City of Portland, Maine

    City Manager Jon Jennings and Mayor Ethan Strimling talked about the history and politics of the city of Portland, Maine.

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  • Michael Shepherd on Senator Susan Collins
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    Michael Shepherd on Senator Susan Collins

    Michael Shepherd talked about Senator Susan Collins' (R-ME) planned announcement about her electoral future.

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  • Maine State House
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    Maine State House

    Dan Fournier talked about the history of the Maine State House and some of the stories related to governors throughout the state’s history. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their…

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  • Washington Journal Kevin Miller on the Affordable Care Act in Maine
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    Kevin Miller on the Affordable Care Act in Maine

    Kevin Miller was interviewed via Skype about what was happening with the Affordable Care Act in the state of Maine, and what Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) was hearing from her constituents…

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  • Maine 2nd Congressional District Debate
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    Maine 2nd Congressional District Debate

    Candidates in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District contest, incumbent Representative Bruce Poliquin (R) and Emily Ann Cain (D) met for a debate. Topics included gun control and campaign…

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  • James G Blaine and the Blaine House
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    James G. Blaine and the Blaine House

    Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth talked about Maine’s governor’s mansion and its namesake James G. Blaine, an American political figure during the mid to late 19th century. C-SPAN’s Local…

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  • Linda Greenlaw on emThe Lobster Chroniclesem
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    The Lobster Chronicles

    Ms. Greenlaw spoke about her book, The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island, published by Hyperion. Sebastian Junger wrote about her experiences as a swordboat captain in his book, The…

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  • Civil War Documents at the Maine State Archives
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    Civil War Documents at the Maine State Archives

    David Cheever spoke about the Civil War and its impact on the State of Maine. He focused on Civil War documents and primary source materials found in military records housed at the archives. C-SPAN’s…

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