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Item 61878

Title: 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

Title: 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

Title: Night Operators, Lewiston

Contributed by: Telephone Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth

Media: Photograph

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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.


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.


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.

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Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.


Main Street, West New Portland, circa 1940

New Portland Historical Society

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Aerial View of Guilford, ca. 1955

Guilford Historical Society

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