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Item 14053

Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 20865

Italian bank, Portland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 88015

Woodland Cash Store, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Woodland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 87371

Missionary Society M.E. Church property, Maine Conference Women's Home, East End, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Missionary Society M.E. Church Use: Italian Fresh Air Camp


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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.


Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… architectural style of the 2.5 story building is Italianate. The roof is a hipped roof. That architectural style was rarely seen in this area at…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Bath Savings Institution and Hyde Block

… Institution building was first built in an Italianate style. After it was renovated in 1910, it became more of a Second Empire building.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Lincoln Block

… by architect, Francis Fassett and built in Italianate style with prominent brackets. The building now has a flat roof, but originally had a hip…

My Maine Stories

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My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland
by Sherry Judd

A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.


My 41 year career in Maine paper mills
by Mike Luciano

Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes


First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers