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Historical Items

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Item 19254

Dillingham-Pinkham House, Freeport, 1936

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1936 Location: Freeport Media: Photographic print

Item 9430

The Cruiser, Freeport, March 27, 1859

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1859 Location: Freeport; South Freeport Media: paper

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Item 4319

Map of Freeport, ca. 1795

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1795 Location: Freeport Media: pen and ink on paper

Exhibits

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A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Freeport Historical Society

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L.L. Bean Corporate Archives

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Yarmouth Historical Society

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