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Historical Items

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Black Hawk Putnam's sabre, 1862

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1862 Location: Houlton Media: Metal

Item 10358

Captain Black Hawk Putnam's boots, 1862

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1862 Location: Houlton Media: leather

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Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1942 Location: North Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.


Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.


Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Weathervane Dispute

Whitney, Clerk. Trustees were Floyd Black and Raymond Jacobs. Contentious weathervane at Claude L.

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

… in 1829, through the influence of Colonel John Black, who had been the leader in the 1809 changes, the Surry territory was re-annexed where it…

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Surry by the Bay - Phebe Fowler: A Woman of Property

… intestacy. Phebe in Her Old AgePhebe wears a black coat in the only photograph we have of her.Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society…

My Maine Stories

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A case of mistaken animal identity
by Judy Loeven

The time my neighbor's dog Tyson got away, or so I thought.


In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs


My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future