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Item 5857

Maine Central Railroad, Waterville, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Waterville

Media: Photographic print

Item 21745

H. N. Jose locomotive, Portland, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 76133

Horatio Jose on Portland business opportunities, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1863

Location: Portland; New Orleans; Boston; Worcester

Media: Ink on paper

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Bangor Railway & Electric Co. No. 76

Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

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.

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Last Coal Barge, Hallowell, ca. 1939

Historic Hallowell - Shipping

The Kennebec Journal had articles of the ships that came in and out of Hallowell because many people owned a part of the profit.

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Knickerbocker Express, ca. 1938

Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Penobscot River Railroad The Penobscot River Railroad was a “railroad that never was”. It was chartered by the state in 1836 to go from Bucksport to…

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Sagadahock House, Bath, 1894

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

John Patten was the President of The Portland and Kennebec Railroad. John Patten had the idea and was also was the main builder for this project of…