"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.
Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of 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.
Interior, John Martin Store, Bangor, 1862 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…
John Martin store interior, Bangor, 1862 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904)…
Interior, John Martin store, Center Street, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description On page…