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Item 23317

Title: Central Garage, Biddeford, 1915

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1915

Location: Biddeford

Media: black and white photograph

Item 29060

Title: Irving Auto Company/Tydol Gas Station, Biddeford, 1930

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1930

Location: Biddeford

Media: photograph

Item 28098

Title: Flood, Intervale Road, Farmington, circa 1925

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society

Date: circa 1925

Location: Farmington

Media: Black and White Photograph

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Item 36669

Address: 78-84 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Cornelius Connolly

Use: Office

Item 35926

Address: 9-21 Casco Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of John Russell

Use: Stores & Rooming House

Item 36671

Address: 78-80 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cornelius Connolly Heirs

Use: Dwelling & Store

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Exhibit

473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

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.

Exhibit

Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

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Site

Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown

The history of downtown Bath as created by the students of Bath Middle School, with assistance from members of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library and Bath Historical Society. Seventeen exhibits examine various historic blocks in the downtown section of the city.

Site

Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.

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.