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Historical Items

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Item 33846

Biddeford and Saco downtowns, ca. 1870

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1870 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Ink on paper

Item 82328

Fire, Ellsworth, 1933

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library Date: 1933-05-07 Location: Ellsworth Media: Postcard

Item 82329

Hancock Street, Ellsworth, 1933

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library Date: 1933-05-08 Location: Ellsworth Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 35772

40 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N. Dow Style: Vernacular Victorian Use: Apartments

Item 35773

Assessor's Record, 42 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N. Dow Use: Apartments

Item 35776

Assessor's Record, 44 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N. Dow Use: Apartments

Exhibits

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A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Welcome

… A year-long learning experience that has led to the creation of many exhibits on the Maine Memory Network to tell the story of Downtown Bath.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

Ebb and Flow: Downtown from the Civil War to 1900 The end of the Civil War was a time of significant change in Bath and the nation.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Overview

… of 15 exhibits that would showcase the history of Downtown Bath. X Prior to the official kick-off of the project, the team decided that it…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

Story

Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork