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Item 22534

Remarkable Old Men of Alfred, 1903

Contributed by: Alfred Historical Committee

Date: 1903-06-26

Location: Alfred

Media: Photographic print

Item 13499

Medal, Improved Order of Red Men

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Metal

Item 13658

Improved Order of Red Men charter, Fryeburg, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Fryeburg

Media: Poster, ink on paper

Tax Records Showing 3 of 13 View All

Item 45335

Assessor's Record, 131-133 Danforth Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Home for Aged Men

Use: Stable

Item 45336

Assessor's Record, 131-133 Danforth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Home for Aged Men

Use: Garage

Item 46241

127-129 Danforth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Home for Aged Men

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Exhibits Showing 3 of 135 View All

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CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

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Nameplate from the S.S. Lillian Nordica

South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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Anti-suffrage stamps, 1918

Debates Over Suffrage

While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote

Site Pages Showing 3 of 336 View All

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Hallowell-built

Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilders, Sailors and Whaling Men

Shipbuilders, Sailors and Whaling Men The Drews and the Pierces Among the first settlers to arrive in what is now Hallowell were shipbuilders from…

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Trying out the pump, Swan's Island, 2003

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

The men are trying out the pump they rigged up on the raft before setting it in place to pump out the quarry.

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Draining Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, 2003

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

and Isaac Stinson in a boat in the Quarry Pond, Minturn, Swan's Island. The men are setting up the hose to drain the pond.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 12 View All

Story

Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill

by Cindy Bennett


I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.

Story

USCG Boot Camp Experience, Vietnam War era

by Peter S. Morgan, Jr.


"Letters to the Wall" Memorial Day

Story

Protesters spit on me as a Vietnam Veteran

by Joseph Rocque Jr.


I will never forget the horror of seeing all the protestors greeting my plane returning from Vietnam