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Item 7494

Map of New England, New York, ca. 1676

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1676

Media: Map, hand colored

Item 4177

Province of Maine

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1801

Media: paper

Item 34145

Old Homesteads in Scarborough, ca. 1950s

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1950

Location: Scarborough; Scarborough

Media: Ink on paper; photograph

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.

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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Maps

All the other maps were built on the base map. Farmington Base Map Farmington Agricultural Sites Farmington Cemeteries Farmington Cultural Interest…

Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Early Settlers

Early Settlers Click the icon for a map of the locations of early settler's homesteads X By Nancy Porter, Researcher & Page Creator With images…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

Education Click the icon to see a map of the early schools of Farmington. X By Nancy Porter, Researcher and Page Creator With images from…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne


Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR