The Redstone Rocket was brought to New Hampshire back in 1971 by Henry "Ted" Asselin. He hoped to both honor Alan Shepard of Derry (the first American in space), and get younger generations interested in space.
22-year-old Elizabeth was convicted of witchcraft in 1693. 328 years later, in 2021, an 8th grade civics class from North Andover found out she was never officially pardoned, and decided to do something about it.
If you've ever been to Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth or to Peaks Island, you've seen the remnants of gun batteries and lookout towers. These were used in WW1 and especially in WW2 to protect Portland Harbor. You may think that World War II was fought far away from Maine, so you may be surprised how close those nasty Nazis really got.
Honoring tradition and history is an important part of what makes Maine such a special place to live. So we have to do a special shoutout to the great people of Naples, Maine. who came together last week to save a classic landmark. A beautiful cupola that used to be on the top of the iconic Bay of Naples Inn.
July 4th, 1886, was supposed to be a huge celebration in Portland. This would be the first Independence Day since the troops had returned home from fighting in the Civil War. A huge parade, fireworks, and a circus featuring a real hippopotamus were just some of the activities planned for the day. Instead, it ended up being a day of tragedy. Portland had the worst fire ever seen to that point by an American city.