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Historical Items

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Item 26119

Main Street, Damariscotta Mills, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1922 Location: Damariscotta Media: Photograph on postcard

Item 81723

The Damariscotta River Steamboat Company fleet, South Bristol, 1902

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Item 37701

Penobscot Bay area, ca. 1750

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1750 Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

Many settlers came from the settlements along the Damariscotta River area to this area known as the Sandy River Territory.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Wharves and Yards - 1795 to 1825

They established business as blockmakers and ship chandlers at Paine’s wharf, near the Narrows on the George's River, an area below the prison site.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… inhabitants from Topsham, Augusta, Hallowell, Damariscotta, Dunstable (MA), Martha’s Vineyard (MA), and other areas of New Hampshire and…