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Historical Items

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Item 16461

Henry and Marion Rand, Southwest Harbor, 1906

Contributed by: Southwest Harbor Public Library Date: 1906-09-26 Location: Southwest Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 16460

Somes Sound Looking South

Contributed by: Southwest Harbor Public Library Date: 1893-08-31 Location: Southwest Harbor; Southwest Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 16464

Higgins Saw Mill, Somesville, 1890

Contributed by: Southwest Harbor Public Library Date: 1890 Location: Somesville Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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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.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 1 of 2

Edward L. Rand headed up the Botanical Department. Samuel Eliot documented the meteorology, and Charles Eliot focused on geology.