Keywords: South Main St.
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Contributed by: Old Berwick Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Location: South Berwick
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum
Date: circa 1915
Location: Van Buren
Media: Glass Negative
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.
Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, a Portland lawyer and politician, had grand visions of a 200-home development when he began the Sylvan Site in South Portland in 1917. The stock market crash in 1929 put a halt to his plans, but by then he had built 37, no two of which were alike.
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Soule House, 130 Center St., Bangor, 1852 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The south side and…
… gas station on the corner lot of Main and Burton St., next is the Masonic Hall where the Town Offices are now located.