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Item 34348

Piles of logs along the Saco River, circa 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Postcard

Item 71951

Surgeon letter on soldier resignation, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: New Orleans Media: Ink on paper

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Item 29365

Milled lumber piles, Biddeford or Saco, ca. 1915

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Glass Negative


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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Wood pile, 130 Center St., Bangor, ca. 1864

Wood pile, 130 Center St., Bangor, ca. 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

… 72365 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A pile of quarry stone ready for shipment at the Quarry Wharf with a derrick to help load the stone…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

… - the Wadsworth Longfellow House in winter Snow piles in front of the house and a slushy Congress Street mark this winter view of the…

My Maine Stories

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First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers


The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.