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Historical Items

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Item 17563

Chopping firewood, Lobster Lake, 1909

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Media: Photographic print

Item 58470

Ox team, Upper Main Street, Strong, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Item 55054

Good Will boys loading wood, Fairfield, ca. 1930

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1930 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

Exhibit

Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Firewood is not often thought of as a wood product, but many a young entrepreneur earned spending money by cutting and delivering firewood to…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ice Storm Poem

Generously shared firewood and nourishment kept families warm and fed while the storm steered them forcefully away from normal routines. Waiting...

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Historic Hallowell - A Bay State Exodus

… scarcities of land, hay, fish, lumber, timber and firewood in Southern New England’s old towns." A better life beckoned in the District of Maine…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.

Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR