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Item 61878

Gwen May remembers working the Swan's Island telephone switchboard in the 1960s

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1960

Location: Swans Island

Media: mp3

Item 69481

Share Certificate, Franklin Farmers Co-Operative Tel. Co., Strong, 1912

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society

Date: 1912-05-03

Location: Strong

Media: Ink on paper

Item 18052

Night Operators, Lewiston

Contributed by: Telephone Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth

Media: Photographic print

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Shepard Cary, Houlton, 1805-1866

Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Reuben Ruby hack ad, Portland, 1834

Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

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Fish Cannery, Brooklin

Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 517 View All

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Share Certificate, Franklin Farmers Co-Operative Tel. Co., Strong, 1912

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

To place a call one would "ring-up" the operator and tell her who you wanted to call. The operator would connect to and "ring" the receiver's line.

Site Page

Frank Dyer, Strong, ca. 1930

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

As such, he was responsible for the entire operation of the terminal connecting the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and…

Site Page

Frank Dyer, Strong, ca. 1930

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

As such, he was responsible for the entire operation of the terminal connecting the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 14 View All

Story

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s

by Doris Tardy


Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.

Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years

by Ted Heselton


Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25


Never leave beer with the PBRs