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Item 6246

Title: Sidewalk work, Biddeford, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine State Archives

Date: circa 1934

Location: Biddeford

Media: silver gelatin print

Item 82368

Title: Civilian Conservation Corps Bar Harbor Football Team, 1934

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps

Date: 1934

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Photograph

Item 82351

Title: Joel W. Marsh Letter on the CCC, Randolph, 1988

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps

Date: 1988-01-20

Location: Randolph; Bridgton

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Gladys Hasty Carroll, South Berwick, 1937

Capturing Arts and Artists in the 1930s

Emmie Bailey Whitney of the Lewiston Journal Saturday Magazine and her husband, noted amateur photographer G. Herbert Whitney, captured in words and photographs the richness of Maine's arts scene during the Great Depression.

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.

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Site

Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

The history of a town on the northern bank of the St. George River, as told by representatives from Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston Public Library, Montpelier: the General Henry Knox Museum, and students from Georges Valley High School. Architecture, General Knox, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the state prison are some of the topics covered.

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.