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Item 74543

Gen. G.F. Shepley on New Orleans levees, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862-12-29

Location: New Orleans; Charles Parish

Media: Ink on paper

Item 8901

Hospital fire safety training, Portland, 1953

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives

Date: 1953-10-05

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 7655

Freeman fire bucket

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1783

Location: Portland

Media: Leather

Exhibits Showing 3 of 24 View All


Fire lookout at Agamenticus Mountain, ca. 1920

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.


Student strike, Colby College, 1970


Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.


Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Emery Grammar School, Biddeford, Class of 1928

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Sam L. Cohen (1915-2003)

… Hebrew and Yiddish (which friends say he used to prevent classmates from overhearing “secret” conversations while in school) from his parents.

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Green Mountain Railway

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

To prevent the cog from turning backwards, and sending the locomotives hapless riders and the locomotive crashing down the mountain, a small…

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J.T. Morse at Seal Harbor, ca. 1910

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

This prevented people from having the money to come to Maine for the summers, and even some people with money felt that they would be better off…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


Seawolf Outhouse Robbery

by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey