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Item 9061

High water of 1923, Skowhegan

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: 1923

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Photograph

Item 9060

High water, Skowhegan, 1923

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: 1923

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Photograph

Item 26963

Presque Isle Flood, 1923

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society

Date: 1923

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Photograph

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Item 35560

Assessor's Record, 801 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mark Lapierre

Style: Utilitarian

Use: Garage

Item 86017

Lane property, W. Side Seashore Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ida M. Lane

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 86025

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Ku Klux Klan Constitution cover, 1921

The Nativist Klan

In Maine, like many other states, a newly formed Ku Klux Klan organization began recruiting members in the years just before the United States entered World War I. A message of patriotism and cautions about immigrants and non-Protestants drew many thousands of members into the secret organization in the early 1920s. By the end of the decade, the group was largely gone from Maine.


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Chapman School patriotism, Portland, ca. 1920

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.


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Forest Paper Co. workers, Yarmouth, ca. 1890

Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

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Cottage baby with student nurse, Farmington, ca. 1947

Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.


Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.


Nils and Karna Persson, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870

A history of Maine's Swedish Colony in Aroostook County. Project partners include Caribou Public Library, Maine Swedish Colony, New Sweden School, New Sweden Historical Society, Nylander Museum, and Stockholm Historical Society. In addition to a substantive history of the Colony generally, exhibit topics cover specific family histories, Olof Nylander, mills and homes in Stockholm, hand tools, railroads, and more.

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The centuries-long history of Passamaquoddy Veterans

by Donald Soctomah, Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Office

Passamaquoddy Veterans Protecting the Homeland


My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine

by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.