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Historical Items

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Item 74766

ElectriKitchen recipes, 1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1954 Media: Ink on paper

Item 103630

Woman with pies, Portland, ca. 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1936 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 69120

Food demonstration, Farmington State Normal School, ca. 1916

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1916 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print


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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


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.


Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Ab Robbins shows-off his "Catch of the Day", Strong, ca. 1922 Item 62865 infoStrong Historical Society Alburn C.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Harris House, Bangor, ca. 1850

… later known as the Veazie House, was where "Clara cooked her fist meal" and was the birthplace of their first child, Ada.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Soldiers Of The Civil War

He died on August 16, 1866. Nathaniel Cook was born on May 15, 1816 in Weld. He is the son of Nathan Cook and Dorcas Allan.

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


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