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Presidents’ Day – Maine’s connection to the first commander in chief

Even as the day slips past, Mainers are reminded the history of their state reaches back to colonial days and the founding fathers. George Washington died in December 1799 and as the country mourned the passing of a great leader, 18-year-old Elizabeth (Eliza) Wadsworth, from Portland, wrote to her father hoping he would send her […]