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Historical Items (212)  |  Tax Records (17)  |  Exhibits (24)  |  Sites (17)  | 

Historical Items Showing 3 of 212 View All

Item 6355

Title: Bill of sale for slave Scippio, 1759

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1759-12-07

Location: Falmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 1051

Title: Buffalo Bill Cody

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: London

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 15426

Title: Clapboard Slick

Contributed by: Davistown Museum

Location: Augusta

Media: cast steel, wood handle

Tax Records Showing 3 of 17 View All

Item 89141

Address: Billings property, East End Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dora A. Billings

Use: Shed

Item 89139

Address: Billings property, East End Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Dora A. Billings

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 69782

Address: Assessor's Record, 79-81 Payson Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sadie Billings

Use: Storage

Exhibits Showing 3 of 24 View All

Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Exhibit

CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Sites Showing 3 of 17 View All

Site

H. W. Longfellow of Cambridge, 1841

Bowdoin College Library

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Site

Burnham and Morrill Company Trademark for Scarboro Beach Clams

Maine State Archives

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Site

Charles E. Thompson Esso Station, 1-3 Maine Street, Bridgton, ca. 1938

Bridgton Historical Society

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