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Historical Items

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Item 8736

North Waterford World's Fair, 1906

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Waterford Media: Postcard

Item 36902

Sanderson siblings, North Waterford, 1897

Courtesy of David Sanderson, an individual partner Date: 1897-10-02 Location: Waterford Media: Tintype

Item 76545

Winter Carnival at North Waterford, ca. 1926

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: circa 1926 Location: North Waterford Media: Photographic print from glass negative

Exhibits

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.