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Item 1323

Stephen Hall on Penobscot Expedition, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-08-29

Location: Falmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 25164

Receipt for Penobscot Expedition service, Falmouth, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-07-08

Location: Castine

Media: Ink on paper

Item 9964

Peleg Wadsworth letter about Penobscot Expedition, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-08-14

Location: Castine; Castine; Castine

Media: Ink on paper

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Rockefeller Drive, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1935

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Pulp pile, St. Croix Paper Co., Woodland, ca. 1910

Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper. 

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - IV. Transitions and troubles: Private enterprise shoulders an island’s needs

… to go to a store or something it was like a major expedition. So I was not taken around to play with other kids in Minturn or something like that…