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Item 29333

Douglass Copper Mine, Blue Hill, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Photographic print

Item 41730

Lead Mines, Lubec, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Matt Hoopes through Lubec Memorial Library

Date: circa 1904

Location: Lubec

Media: Postcard

Item 34807

Students in front of the Mines school, Blue Hill, 1905

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society

Date: 1905

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Photographic print

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Item 32765

Office, Foot of Boyd Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Shipper Bros. Coal Mining Co.

Style: National Folk

Use: Office

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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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Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.


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Elise Fellows White, Skowhegan, ca. 1910

Elise Fellows White: Music, Writing, and Family

From a violin prodigy in her early years to an older woman -- mother of two -- struggling financially, Skowhegan native Mary Elise Fellows White remained committed to music, writing, poetry, her extended family -- and living a life that would matter and be remembered.

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The Stimpson House, Thomaston, ca. 1960

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Stimpson House

… was lived in by Brown Stimpson, a druggist and mining expert. The original ceilings were reported to be 12’ downstairs and 9’ upstairs.

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Brown & McAllister Granite Quarry, Blue Hill Bay, ca. 1890

Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 3 of 3

… 150 workers were employed at a mine called the Brown & McAllister Mine which was in operation from 1890 to 1898.

Site Page

C. Vivian Richards Logging, Byron, ca. 1900

Western Maine Foothills Region - Byron

… go: spruce gum, several lumber mills, farming, mining of phosphate, and even gold mining, which continues today.

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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


Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970

by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam