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Historical Items

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Item 36414

Sally (Sayward) Barrell, York, 1868

Contributed by: Museums of Old York Date: 1868 Location: York Media: Oil on canvas

Item 59965

St. Aspinquid Park, York, 1908

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1908 Location: York Media: Postcard

Item 50709

Railway post office car #108, York, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: York Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 87300

Assessor's Record, 30-38 York Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: New England Cold Storage Company Use: Storage

Item 37293

121-125 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John J Devine Use: Store & Storage

Item 76719

Assessor's Record, 848-852 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Wood O. Merrill Use: Filling station

Exhibits

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated 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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Toy Len Goon: Mother of the Year

Toy Len Goon of Portland, an immigrant from China, was a widow with six children when she was selected in 1952 as America's Mother of the Year.

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Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

Site Pages

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Museums of Old York

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McArthur Public Library

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 1 of 2

… in Biddeford and Saco: the Saco-Lowell Shops, York (Bates) Manufacturing, and Pepperell (WestPoint) Manufacturing, would follow a similar pattern.

My Maine Stories

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Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.