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Sinking of the USS Maine described in the Chicago Tribune - 16 Feb 1898

The sinking of the USS Maine on February 15, 1898 precipitated the Spanish-American War and popularized the phrase "Remember the Maine, to Hell with Spain!" The cause of the explosion is still unclear.

Sinking of the USS Maine described in the Chicago Tribune - 16 Feb 1898
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  1. SabreD

    SabreD (20 Feb 2013)

    My stepgrandfather gave me a demi spoon from the Main, hewas given hrs befor she was sunk. He was on the Vermont? Montpelier? He saw the ships wheel in in a museum by the capital, in VT. when he came to visit once yrs ago and Gave me the spoon then.

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