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Keywords: Discovery

Historical Items

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Item 40454

Maine Centennial parade, Dawn of Discovery float, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-07-05 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 100531

Letter concerning discovery of slate vein in Brownville, 1833

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: Brownville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7489

Nova Anglia, Novum Belgium et Virginia

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1642 Media: Map, ink on paper

Exhibits

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Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

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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.

Site Pages

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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Trenton Cemetery & Keeping Society

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

… Public Library It was an atmosphere ripe for discovery of new ways of doing things. Whether it was portraying a "Mad Miser" in the theater…