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Historical Items

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Item 74741

Farmingdale steam station, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Farmingdale Media: Photographic print

Item 10460

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad steam shovel

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Media: Photographic print

Item 8096

Blake's steam pump display

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Albumen print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

Exhibit

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Sweat on the Kennebec ~ Hallowell Steam and Boom Company

Sweat on the Kennebec ~ Hallowell Steam and Boom Company Hallowell Steam and Boom Company, Hallowell, ca.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68684 infoStrong Historical Society Supported by temporary…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68684 infoStrong Historical Society Supported by…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman