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Historical Items

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Item 100125

Typical Maine lumberman, Bangor, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1900 Media: Postcard

Item 18977

Elmer G. Bryson, Houlton, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 14343

Walter J. Swett, Ashland

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Ashland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

Site Pages

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Moosehead Historical Society

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Cary Library

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

Finally, the lumberman sawed the logs into lumber for shipment. Companies from around the world came to Bangor for the huge amount of revenue waiting…

My Maine Stories

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Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten