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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Date: 1835 - 1885
Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.
In the early 1600s, French explorers and colonizers in the New World quickly adopted a Native American mode of transportation to get around during the harsh winter months: the snowshoe. Most Northern societies had some form of snowshoe, but the Native Americans turned it into a highly functional item. French settlers named snowshoes "raquettes" because they resembled the tennis racket then in use.
Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.
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Invitation, Farmington, 1903 Contributed by Farmington Public Library Description Printed and mailed invitation to the ceremonies…
We invite you to take a look and you will see all the hard work and long hours that went into creating these projects.
Thursday Club Invitation to Thursday Club's Colonial Tea Party, Biddeford, 1896 Item 31223 infoMcArthur Public Library The Club produced and…
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by Randy Randall
Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.
by Phil Tedrick
A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman
by David Chessey
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR