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Item 75474

Employees helping each other at Eastern, Brewer, 2005

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

Date: 1959 - 1966

Location: Brewer

Media: audio recording

Item 74748

Power company employee badge, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Media: Metal

Item 79316

Stowell-MacGregor Dance Admission Ticket, 1948

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: 1948-03-23

Location: Dixfield

Media: white cardstock with blue printing

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Item 70666

Employees Bldg, Preble Street Yard, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company

Use: Employees Bldg

Item 33203

9 Bishop Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co.

Use: Employees Bldg

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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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Employees of C. V. Starbird sawmill, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

Starbirds Employees of C. V. Starbird sawmill, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 57179 infoStrong Historical Society Employees of the C.V.

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Employees of C. V. Starbird sawmill, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Employees of C. V. Starbird sawmill, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 57179 infoStrong Historical Society Employees of the C.V.

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C. V. Starbird Store and mill yard, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… have rail service running through the mill yard, employees often had to drop what they were doing to run trackside to extinguish small blazes…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

Memories of working at the Criterion Theatre

by Vernon L. Cox


Working as a teenager with projectionest Roy Blake at the Criterion Theater

Story

A Lifelong Romance with Retail

by George A Smith


Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.