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Historical Items

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Item 21552

'The Roma' ready for flight, Old Orchard Beach, 1928

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Old Orchard Beach; Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 21553

'The Roma,' Old Orchard Beach, 1928

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 22195

'Green Flash' trial flight, Old Orchard Beach, 1929

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1929-05-22 Location: Old Orchard Beach; Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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A Brief History of Colby College

Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.

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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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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

Around the same time commercial flight was coming into vogue, and that, when added to the other factors spelled disaster for the steamers.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Civil War

… the result of military and civilian deaths, the flight of men avoiding the draft, and the emigration of young people in search of new opportunities…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

… Historical Society & Museum Aviation: When Flight Was Still a Novelty Scarborough Airport Scarborough airport, actually the Portland Airport, was…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR