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Item 6637

Mission San Gabriel Puzzle

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1899 Location: San Gabriel; Portland Media: Wood, paper

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Haskell Silk Company puzzle, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Westbrook Media: Wood

Item 9335

The Cruiser, Freeport, February 1859

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: 1859 Location: Freeport; South Freeport Media: paper

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Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.


Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - I. Headwaters of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea

… and east; their culture and customs only to be puzzled out through the archaeological record and the writings of the earliest explorers, settlers…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… games, especially Bridge, Canasta and jig saw puzzles. St. Mary of the Isles and Christ Church provided places of worship for this summer…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life