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Historical Items

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Item 81152

Mendearth Mine, Byron, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Doug Hutchinson through Byron Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Byron Media: Photographic print

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 30905

Guilford Center Silver Mine workers, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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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

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Elise Fellows White - Student Exhibit

Elise Fellows White was a violinist from Skowhegan who traveled all over the world to share her music.

Site Pages

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Site Page

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.

Site Page

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

Western Maine Foothills Region - Byron

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

My Maine Stories

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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

Story

Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam

Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam