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Item 9138

Percival Baxter and Spotted Trout, Cupsuptic Lake 1884

Contributed by: Baxter State Park Date: 1884-06-03 Location: Rangeley Media: Photoprint

Item 58341

James Phinney Baxter, Portland, 1908

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1883 Location: Portland; Gorham Media: Oil

Item 25042

James Phinney Baxter, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.