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Historical Items

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Item 15244

Potato packaging, Blaine, 1966

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Blaine Media: Photographic print

Item 18177

Package of buckle tongues, ca. 1840

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1840 Location: Warren Media: Brass, twine, paper

Item 16025

Moosehead brand potato bag, Corinna, c. 1965

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1965 Location: Corinna Media: paper


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The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Special potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1950

In the 1940s potato farmers started packaging their potatoes in distinctive bags. The wide variety of bags illustrates the strong interest in…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Triangle Bus Line provided passenger and light package service from Waterville to Farmington to Rangeley, and all points in between.

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Lincoln, Maine - Mills & Paper Industry - Page 2 of 2

1958: Eastern Manufacturing merges with Standard Packaging Corporation, becoming Eastern Fine Paper & Pulp Division, Standard Packaging Corporation.

My Maine Stories

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In 1970 I served in Vietnam, and sent my parents a package
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

My Parents' war story