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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 103603

Oil tank car fire, Kennebec Street, Portland, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 21745

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

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Trolley Travel

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


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.


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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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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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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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…