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Historical Items

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Item 74855

'Spring' CMP safety poster, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1980 Media: Ink on paper

Item 74441

CMP First Aid Team, Rockland, 1929

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: Rockland Media: Photographic print

Item 74853

Electrical first-aid booklet, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records

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Item 37223

10-16 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railways Use: Blacksmith Shop


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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.


Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.


Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

The police departments of both Biddeford and Saco were busy securing the perimeter of the building and ensuring the safety of the spectators.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

… the settlement and to provide for the settlers’ safety. Referred to as Ft. George (the area later known as Fort Wharf), the fort was located at the…

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

… cog, the railcar would be able to continue its ascent/descent until repairs could be made without sacrificing the safety of the passengers.

My Maine Stories

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Love is greater than peace, For peace is founded upon love
by Parivash Rohani

My journey from Iran to Maine


Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam


Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham
by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.