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Item 78950

Salem Towne Map, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1808

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Date: circa 1808

Location: Mount Desert Island

Media: Map

Item 17301

Mill stone, Houlton, ca. 1814

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1814

Location: Houlton

Media: stone

Item 72491

Observatory, fire house and church, Portland, circa 1875

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1875

Location: Portland

Media: Stereograph

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Map of coastal Maine forts, 1723

The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Rural Free Delivery Driver, Strong, ca. 1915

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 3 of 4

… had a pouch for each town: Strong, Kingfield, Salem, Carrabassett, Stratton, Eustis, Bigelow, Phillips, Madrid, and Rangeley.

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Tracks near Forsters Toothpick millyard, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… tracks crossed Vine Street on the way to Freeman, Salem and Kingfield. In this view the buildings on Vine Street from left to right are the…

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Tracks near Forsters Toothpick millyard, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

… tracks crossed Vine Street on the way to Freeman, Salem and Kingfield. In this view the buildings on Vine Street from left to right are the…