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Historical Items

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Item 12053

Johansen, Oakley, and Sherwood Streets, Portland

Contributed by: City of Portland Dept. of Public Works Date: 1917 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 33336

Dam and Water Works, Bangor, ca. 1881

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1881 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Item 12059

Morning Street, Portland, 1921

Contributed by: City of Portland Dept. of Public Works Date: 1921 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

Site Pages

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City of Portland Department of Public Works

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel

Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel "A Little Daisy," Katahdin Iron Works, 1890Item Contributed byMaine Historical…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "A Little Daisy," Katahdin Iron Works, 1890

… Description John Martin (1823-1904), who was working as an accountant at Katahdin Iron Works in Piscataquis County, drew this illustration of an…

My Maine Stories

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How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.

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My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.

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Tapestry, Seine Twine and Burlesque
by Barbara Burns

My work as a tapestry artist and dancer in Maine.