Maine History: From The Civil War Through World War I

Jun 11, 2020

Many of Lincoln's townspeople gathered at the railroad depot to wave goodbye to soldiers on their way to fight in World War I, around 1918. The railroad depot is located on Depot Street just east of the paper mill.

We continue our celebration of Maine’s 200th statehood anniversary by examining Maine from the time of the Civil War to the end of the Great War. This is part of our year-long bicentennial series of shows covering Maine history.


Libby Bischof, professor of history, University of Southern Maine; executive director, Osher Map Library

Earle Shettleworth, longtime Maine state historian