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Maine Foghorns Will be Heard Less Because of System Change

The sound of the Maine coast will be heard a little less these days as foghorns in the states lighthouses are being replaced with an automated foghorn system.

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Maine Historical Society
Maine Historical Society

The Earliest-Born Person Ever to be Photographed was from Maine!

Another famous Mainer and his place in history: Conrad Heyer crossed the Delaware with George Washington, and would be 267 years old today.

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Two Johnny Appleseed Days: One Closer to Maine’s Apple Season

 

Johnny Appleseed Day, a day to commemorate Johnny Appleseed for introducing apple trees to the United States was held on Friday, March 11, but that’s not the only day it is celebrated.  There's another date closer to the Maine apple season.

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Maine on the Map
Marcio Silva

This Week in Maine History March 6-12

March 9th 1921 

A British Tramp Steamer called Wandby shipwrecked near Walker's Point in Kennebunk. Captain David Simpson's hearing was off when he thought the buoy whistle he heard was the one near Portland Lightship ...

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Category: History, Offbeat
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A Piece Of Maine History: 1863 Civil War Soldier’s Letter Home to Palermo, Maine

Lenny Goodine, who most in Central Maine know from the band Emerald Sky, is my guest host on the Morning Buzz this week. Lenny bought a home in Palermo about a year ago and made an amazing discovery from the Civil War era.

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10 Towns in Maine With Unusual Names

 

Maine has a lot of towns named after foreign countries or cities of foreign countries, or at least people 'think' that's the case. Not all the names are for the obvious reason.

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Keystone, Getty Images
Keystone, Getty Images

License Plates From JFK Dallas Limo Sold at Auction

 

The license plate that was attached to the limousine that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in just sold at auction for $100,000. The plate was expected to go for $40,000.

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Sandra Mu, Getty Images

National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees for 2015

It’s that time year when the National Toy Hall of Fame picks toys to be inducted into the hall. The ‘hall’ is located in Rochester, New York, and they have announced their finalist for 2015.

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T.J. Kirkpatrick, Getty Images
T.J. Kirkpatrick, Getty Images

Little Known Halloween Facts

Halloween is coming up fast and here are some interesting things about the day you may not know. The mask for the 1978 movie Halloween was a William Shatner Star Trek mask; it was used because the budget for the movie was tight so they got the cheapest mask they could find.

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George Rose, Getty Images
George Rose, Getty Images

Monday Night Football Celebrates 46 Years With Jets and Colts

Getting ready to watch Monday Night Football tonight, September 21st, 2015, this is the 46th year of Monday Night Football. It all started in 1970 when the Cleveland Browns beat Joe Namath and the New York Jets 31-21.

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