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Historical Items

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Item 11117

Great Fire of Houlton, 1902

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1902-05-18 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 11118

Great Fire of Houlton, 1902

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1902-05-18 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 11119

Southeast view, Great Fire of Houlton, 1902

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1902-05-18 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

Illegal lumbering and arrests of New Brunswick government officials by the U.S. led to more troops arriving in the area and establishing a blockhouse…