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Historical Items

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Item 16899

Dave Glovsky, Edmund Muskie, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1960s

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 61878

Gwen May remembers working the Swan's Island telephone switchboard in the 1960s

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Swans Island Media: mp3

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Item 101134

Graduation event group portrait, Dixfield, 1966

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (later Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

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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.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Francis Spencer

… Stevens plant would have shut down during the 1960s if it hadn't been for Francis Spencer. He was responsible for inventing the Vellux blanket…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bryant-Rockefeller

… Society This is a photograph taken in the 1960s of Donald Bryant behind the wheel of the Rockefeller's motorboat, the "Tartan".

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church, Lincoln, ca. 1925

The clock was electrified in the 1960s. The presence of the Lincoln Theatre (at right), built in 1923 to replace the Odd Fellows Hall after it…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Buck Fever
by William R. Hinderer

A young soldier suffers "buck fever" during combat in Vietnam.

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.