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Historical Items

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Item 76121

Gen. Banks concern about gambling, New Orleans, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6882

Jack-straws game, Portland, ca. 1872

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1872 Media: Wood, leather

Item 23275

Parish house interior, 1909

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1909 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 98964

1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company Use: Amusement

Item 98961

Assessor's Record, 1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company Use: Amusement

Item 98967

1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company Use: Amusement

Exhibits

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Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

The games were reported at length in the newspapers of the time Roller Polo was introduced by Fred D.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

… meeting place throughout the year, where books, games, and lectures could be enjoyed and to this cause he gave liberally of his time and money."…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Seaside Hall

… The hall had a pool table, foosball, and other games for the kids. Seaside Hall in Atlantic village, Swan's Island, ca.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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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.