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Searsport in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Raising the Flag

 
 
Raising the Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
1. Raising the Flag Marker
Inscription. In 1850, 216 Searsport men listed their occupations as sailor. This work was what they knew; it was traditional in this and other maritime communities. The men were often gone for years at a time. Young men also left Searsport to go to war, beginning with the Civil War. Less than 50 years after Appomattox young people left again to go to war: this time World War I, the "war to end all wars." The photograph shows a service flag with 41 stars being carried down Main Street on August 16, 1918. The Adjutant General of the State of Maine reported 39 Searsport residents served in the armed forces from 1917 to 1919. We can be sure the local people knew how many of their loved ones were in the war.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 44° 27.491′ N, 68° 55.581′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 1) east of Goodall Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Banking (within shouting distance of this marker); Searsport House
Raising the Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. Raising the Flag Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (within shouting distance of this marker); Making a Living (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street, 1875 (about 400 feet away); Liberty Tree Memorial (about 500 feet away); Civil War Soldiers' Monument (about 600 feet away); The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Searsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker #9 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWar, World I
 
Raising the Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
3. Raising the Flag Marker
Same view of Main Street as it is today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 429 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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