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The Red Paint People of Maine

Archaeologists excavate a cemetery of the Red Paint People in Orland, Maine.

Before the first colonists and explorers came to New England. Before even the American Indian tribes lived here, there were the Red Paint People of Maine. We know very little about the Red Paint People, but they did exist in ...

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The Cold Friday of 1810

The Cold Friday on Jan. 19, 1810 brought terrible winds and frigid temperature talked and written about for generations. Tales of the killer weather event made their way into town histories, journals and court records long after it happened. They ...

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The Deadly October Gale of 1841

So many Cape Cod fishermen perished in the Great October Gale of 1841 that the peninsula’s young women refused to court men who went to sea. The storm wrecked at least 190 vessels. Property loss was estimated at $2 million ...

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