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Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Location: New Sweden
Media: wood, iron
Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society
Date: circa 1935
Media: Photographic print
The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.
Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
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She used her shovel to dig, and tenderly placed a bulb. A shiny glint caught her attention. A button! What would this be doing in the soil? It must…
… to call out all available men in town to help shovel the streets.” On Tuesday 40 high school boys assisted 100 men.
… in a long stove, using odd pieces of discarded shovel blocks.” Everyone used the same long-handled dipper to drink from the pail of fresh water.