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Item 19581

Railroad tracks by mills, Danforth

Contributed by: An individual through East Grand School

Date: circa 1930

Location: Danforth

Media: Photograph

Item 4231

Sandy River Railroad trestle, Strong

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Strong

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 79684

Railroad roundhouse, Rumford, 1892

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society

Date: 1892

Location: Rumford

Media: photograph

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Item 32687

Railroad, Bishop Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company

Style: Shed

Use: Railroad - Store House

Item 53355

84-184 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad

Use: Railroad - Station

Item 32685

Railroad, Bishop Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company

Style: Railroad Victorian

Use: Railroad - Fuel Station

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 John Burton with weeding spade, ca. 1900

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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Reuben Ruby hack ad, Portland, 1834

Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.


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Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

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Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City

The history of a northern Maine community as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle Historical Society, Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle Middle School. Some of the topics include historic buildings, potato farming, transportation and the Aroostook Valley Railroad.


Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

Life on a Tidal River

An introduction to Bangor history as depicted by a broad-based group of city institutions and organizations. Partners included the middle-level William S. Cohen and James F. Doughty Schools, Bangor High School, Bangor Public Library, Bangor Museum and Center for History, and individual city historians. Topics covered include early railroads, natural disasters, the Brady Gang, the Civil War, and the 1940s.


Theodore Santarelli de Brasch, Kennebunk, 1964

Seashore Trolley Museum

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Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast