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Historical Items

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Item 17849

Rail batter repair, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Media: Photographic print

Item 14485

Bangor & Aroostook equipment, Houlton, ca. 1970

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1970 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 18507

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad track maintenance equipment, c. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.

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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

By 1959, rail freight revenues were sufficient enough to offset losses in passenger numbers and passenger service was terminated.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

… Railroad Company operated horse-drawn cars on rails that ran through Scarborough and other area towns.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 2 of 4

Rail lines, roads and a pipeline across the marsh also negatively impacted the area, disturbing the hydrology, soils and natural vegetation and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.