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Item 18412

Montagnard Band, Lewiston, 1947

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1947 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 14635

American LaFrance engine, Brewer, 1947

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: 1947 Location: Bangor Media: Metal and Rubber

Item 14449

Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Historical Society Date: 1947-10-23 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard


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Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.


Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.


Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

MDI and the Fire of 1947 Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947Item Contributed byBar Harbor Historical Society The Fire of 1947 wiped out…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building of Arts: By Josh Howie

… a summer theater association in the summer of 1947, but when it was just about to open, the great fire of 1947 ravaged itself across the land and…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Performing Arts Bar Harbor

The Building of Arts stood off the Cromwell Harbor Road near the corner of Kebo Street. It burned in the Fire of 1947.

My Maine Stories

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre
by Vernon L. Cox

Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater