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Item 6242

Pere Pole deposition, July 19, 1793

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1793-07-19

Location: Hallowell

Media: Ink on paper, manuscript

Item 6065

Pere Pole deposition, 1792

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1792-05-19

Location: Sandy River

Media: Paper and ink

Item 6066

Pere Pole deposition, Hallowell, 1793

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1793-07-19

Location: Hallowell

Media: Paper and ink

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Map of J. Robinson lot, Topsham, 1761

Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.


Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper. 

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Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1890

Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1890

The Civil War monument and Methodist Church are visible in the background, as this is Main Street facing north.

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Limestone quarry, Thomaston, ca. 1880

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Lime Works

… as cutting wood for the kilns, or making hoop poles for the casks. Between April 1804 and September 1805, Knox notes the sale of 3,000 casks of…

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Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940

Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook

The workers used splitting forks and pick poles to line up the blocks that were lifted by the steam hoist.

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Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey