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Historical Items

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Item 13527

Houlton Army Air Base parachute and operations buildings.

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1941 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 13519

Houlton Army Air Base Fire House

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1941 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 13523

SBC 3 Helldiver at Houlton Army Air Base

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1941 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

In addition, Presque Isle became Aroostook County’s first city in 1940. World War II and the army air base brought many new people into the area…