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Historical Items

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Item 80287

Letter to Sarah Tarbox from a former boarding school classmate, 1839

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1839-05-22 Location: Westport; Boston; Topsham Media: Ink on paper

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Item 13271

Barn nearly complete, Littleton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Littleton Media: Photographic print

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Hilltop School demolition, Lubec, 1979

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1979 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print


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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.


John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.


Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Natural Resource to Finished Product

Natural Resource to Finished Product Hallowell Granite Works stone yard, Hallowell, ca. 1895Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library A site…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - The Abbott School

Abbott finished the “mountain” of sand that Jacob had started on the property, built bridges modeled after famous bridges throughout the world, added…

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Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

… Middle School Students Guilford Woolen Mill Finishing Room Crew, ca, 1890 Item 30973 infoGuilford Historical Society Guilford Woolen Mill…

My Maine Stories

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My service in Afghanistan with the Marines and my life today
by Nicholas Krier

My service in Afghanistan with the Marines


Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me


Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life