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Historical Items

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Item 13621

Weeks Mill on Big Smith Brook, 1891

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1891-05-24 Media: Photographic print

Item 80122

Dixie School, Big Lake Twp, 1974

Contributed by: Joyce Carle through Princeton Public Library Date: 1974 Location: Big Lake Township Media: slide

Item 80337

The Old Reed Place, Grand Lake Stream, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Grand Lake Stream Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Weighing the big trout, Mill Site, 1891

Participants went to St. Croix Lake then down the St. Croix Stream and the Aroostook River to Presque Isle, May 24-31, 1891.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

… its mix of boreal and deciduous forests, clear lakes, and bold seashore. The artists were the forerunners of this group and several landscape…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Railroad

… to Student Research Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad station, Strong, ca. 1910Item Contributed byStrong Historical Society As gold…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR