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Historical Items Showing 3 of 355 View All

Item 67651

Title: Forest Paper Co., Yarmouth, 1889

Contributed by: Yarmouth Historical Society

Date: 1889

Location: Yarmouth

Media: Photograph

Item 74256

Title: Georgina Shaylor, Forest Lake, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1925

Location: Gray

Media: Photograph

Item 75599

Title: Congress Street at Forest Avenue, Portland, ca. 1933

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1933

Location: Portland

Media: Postcard

Tax Records Showing 3 of 813 View All

Item 54474

Address: Assessor's Record, 248-252 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Forest City Filling Station

Use: Garage, public

Item 54475

Address: Assessor's Record, 248-252 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Forest City Filling Station

Use: Storage - Oil

Item 54471

Address: 248-252 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Forest City Filling Station

Exhibits Showing 3 of 35 View All

Exhibit

Arbor Day, St. Agatha, 1923

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

Fire lookout at Agamenticus Mountain, ca. 1920

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

Exhibit

CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

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.

Sites Showing 3 of 29 View All

Site

Acadia National Park, ca. 1920

Maine Forest Service

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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

Log Pile and Worker-Fred Howard

Patten Lumbermen's Museum

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