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Saco-Biddeford Savings Bank during flood, Saco, 1936

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1936 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

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Gen. G.F. Shepley on New Orleans levees, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862-12-29 Location: New Orleans; Charles Parish Media: Ink on paper

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.


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.


One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

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Historic Hallowell - This won't hurt a bit!

… Jenner's development of a cowpox vaccine, as a preventative against smallpox. Just a pin prick!A close-up of Gilray's image of vaccination! X…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting

Ice was covered with sawdust to prevent melting. People were willing to pay for the ice because there was no refrigeration for their food.

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Life on a Tidal River - William S. Cohen, The Man and the School

n.d., Web. 24 April 2013 Preventing Genocide - William S. Cohen - Biography. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2013.