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Item 14053

Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

Item 88015

Woodland Cash Store, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum

Date: circa 1920

Location: Woodland

Media: Glass plate negative

Item 30217

Building the Maine Central Railroad overpass, North Yarmouth, 1911

Contributed by: North Yarmouth Historical Society

Date: 1911

Location: North Yarmouth

Media: photograph

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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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Leaving the start gate at the Sugarloaf World Cup, 1971

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.

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Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most contentious 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.

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Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

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.

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Site

Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown

The history of downtown Bath as created by the students of Bath Middle School, with assistance from members of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library and Bath Historical Society. Seventeen exhibits examine various historic blocks in the downtown section of the city.

Site

Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Store, 1882

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland

When Peleg Wadsworth built his house in 1785, what is now Congress Street in Portland was on the rural outskirts of the community known as Falmouth. The house passed on to other family members and Portland changed around what remained a family home until 1901, when it became a historic house museum.

Site

Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

The history of a town on the northern bank of the St. George River, as told by representatives from Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston Public Library, Montpelier: the General Henry Knox Museum, and students from Georges Valley High School. Architecture, General Knox, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the state prison are some of the topics covered.

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Story

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

Story

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