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    Gen. William Whipple, Maine’s only signer of the Declaration of Independence - Staff photo by Gregory Rec | of | Share this photo

    D. Allan Kerr poses in front of the portrait of Gen. William Whipple in the council chambers at Kittery Town Hall on June 26. Kerr, a local author, led an effort to put up a memorial, a portrait and a historical marker for Whipple, the only person from what is now Maine to sign the Declaration of Independence.

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    Gen. William Whipple's portrait hangs next to a framed print of the Declaration of Independence at Kittery Town Hall. Whipple's signature is on the Declaration of Independence.

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    On the Declaration of Independence, Gen. William Whipple's signature is between Josiah Bartlett's and Sam Adams'. Whipple, who was born in Kittery, is the only signer of the Declaration of Independence from what is now Maine.

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    Gen. William Whipple was born in this house along Whipple Road in Kittery. Whipple was a sea captain who went on to serve in the Second Continental Congress and was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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    Gen. William Whipple, Maine’s only signer of the Declaration of Independence - Staff photo by Gregory Rec | of | Share this photo

    This plaque marks the house along Whipple Road in Kittery where Gen. William Whipple was born.

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    Gen. William Whipple, Maine’s only signer of the Declaration of Independence - Staff photo by Gregory Rec | of | Share this photo

    This historical marker about Gen. William Whipple was put up in Howells Park, along Whipple Road in Kittery.

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    Gen. William Whipple, Maine’s only signer of the Declaration of Independence - Staff photo by Gregory Rec | of | Share this photo

    This historical marker about Gen. William Whipple was put up in Howells Park, along Whipple Road in Kittery.

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    Gen. William Whipple, Maine’s only signer of the Declaration of Independence - Staff photo by Gregory Rec | of | Share this photo

    A plaque to Gen. William Whipple was installed in Memorial Park in Kittery because of the efforts of D. Allen Kerr, a local author.

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    A plaque to Gen. William Whipple was installed in Memorial Park in Kittery because of the efforts of D. Allen Kerr, a local author.

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