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Historical Items

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Item 51870

Old Orchard Beach fire, 1958

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1958 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 18407

Parade St-Jean-Baptiste, Lewiston, 1958

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1958 Location: Lewiston; Auburn Media: Photographic print

Item 51881

Old Orchard Beach fire, 1958

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1958 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

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La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… infoSwan's Island Educational Society View of the Ponciana Hotel in Atlantic, Swan's Island. Owned by Edith Staples and razed about 1958.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… the Church of the Nazarene, which was otherwise built over a four year period from 1954-1958 by many devoted followers, volunteers and donors.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Harry Bell (1875-1944) and Winthrop Guild (1866-1958) take out a stringer of trout from a local brook. Harry, the son of James H.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.