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Item 7748

Grange Hall, Atkinson Mills, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Atkinson Media: Photoprint

Item 17668

Union Square Hotel, Houlton, c. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 48465

Alvira Parkhurst, Unity, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Location: Unity Media: Daguerreotype


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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.


Rebecca Usher: 'To Succor the Suffering Soldiers'

Rebecca Usher of Hollis was 41 and single when she joined the Union nursing service at the U.S. General Hospital at Chester, Pennsylvania. Her time there and later at City Point, Virginia, were defining experiences of her life.


Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… served in the Union Army in the First Maine Cavalry. He was a farmer before and after the war with a place at the top of True Hill in Strong.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Richardson (1812-1895). He was a prominent farmer with property just south of the village on the east side of Sandy River in Strong.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… and limited access to roads made it difficult for farmers to get potatoes to urban markets, farmers sold their potatoes to starch factories in the…