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Historical Items

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Item 4220

Self Heating Can Company, North Fairfield, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: North Fairfield Media: Paper

Item 81731

B. J. Woodman Plumbing and Heating, Westbrook, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Walker Memorial Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print

Item 20456

Home hot water tank, Littleton, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Littleton Media: copper

Tax Records

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Item 34920

Assessor's Record, 67- 69 Brentwood Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William E Dodge Use: Office & Heating Plant

Item 53376

145 Fore Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thomas Laughlin Company Use: Heating Plant

Item 56111

Assessor's Record, 1494 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lewis W. Phinney Use: Heating Plant


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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.


Canning: A Maine Industry

Maine's corn canning industry, as illuminated by the career of George S. Jewett, prospered between 1850 and 1950.


Back to School

Public education has been a part of Maine since Euro-American settlement began to stabilize in the early eighteenth century. But not until the end of the nineteenth century was public education really compulsory in Maine.

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

… were an essential item for a soldier in the heat and humidity of the South. Many Union soldiers were overwhelmed by the heat of the Southern…

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Historic Hallowell - Day 4 - Page 1 of 3

For heat some people sat in their cars which is a big danger because you might get carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

Businesses on the left include Furniture, Undertaking, A.G. Crockett Plumbing & Heating, and Spear & Murray. Submitted by: Asia Wohlfeil

My Maine Stories

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Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them


One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.


making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.