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Item 75474

Title: Employees helping each other at Eastern, Brewer, ca. 1959-1966

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine

Date: 2005-11-28

Location: Brewer

Media: audio recording

Item 74748

Title: Power company employee badge, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Media: Metal

Item 79316

Title: 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

Address: Employees Bldg, Preble Street Yard, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company

Use: Employees Bldg

Item 33203

Address: 9 Bishop Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co.

Use: Employees Bldg

Exhibits Showing 3 of 33 View All

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Immigrant workers, 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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Site

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.

Site

Testing of New Steam Engine, Biddeford, 1909

McArthur Public Library

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Site

Moving in, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, 1976

Eastern Maine Medical Center

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