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Historical Items

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Item 22215

Map of Fort Fairfield, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1870 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: ink on paper

Item 31452

Fort Fairfield Exchange Hotel, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: Glass Negative

Item 31607

R.J. McKee, Fort Fairfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historic Preservation Commission Date: circa 1920 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: Transparency

Exhibits

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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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.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… thriving towns of Presque Isle, Caribou and Fort Fairfield, with an average population of about 4000 each and an average valuation crowding well up…