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Historical Items

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Item 22495

Union Church, Biddeford Pool, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 31899

Robert Henry Gay, Biddeford, 1887

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1887 Location: Biddeford Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 23597

South Point, Biddeford Pool, circa 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.

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Les Raquetteurs

In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.

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Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Site Pages

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Friends of Wood Island Light

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - CONTACT

… Balloon view of Saco Bay, including Biddeford Pool, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library Got a question or comment about what you…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - James Montgomery Flagg

… affection for Biddeford by donating a painting of Biddeford Pool to the Webber Hospital Auxiliary, accompanied by the comment, “I loved the Pool.”…

My Maine Stories

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My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.