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Historical Items

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Item 80976

William Sentner Home, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 100037

George Merrill Home, Weld Street, Dixfield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Item 80920

Carlson House, Monson, 1931

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1931-04-08 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85120

Ray property, Natick Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clyde Ray Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.

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Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

Site Pages

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Researching Your Home

As early as 1850 the house was recognized as a historic site. Over the years many people have described the house and left a record of their…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland

By the early 1800s, the house was at the center of a thriving New England city. Since then Portland has expanded, burned, and undergone dramatic…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Years on Mt. Desert Island

Early Years on Mt. Desert Island Higgins Saw Mill, Somesville, 1890Higgins Saw Mill which is believed to have been located in Somesville.Item…

My Maine Stories

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life