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Item 74741

Title: Farmingdale steam station, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Farmingdale

Media: Photograph

Item 10460

Title: Bangor and Aroostook Railroad steam shovel

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1935

Media: monochrome photograph

Item 8096

Title: Blake's steam pump display

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Media: Albumen photoprint

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

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.


George Henry Preble, Portland, 1878

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.


Motor Coachmen and their Stanley Cars, Poland Spring, 1911

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.

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Cruising off Squirrel Island, Boothbay Harbor, 1912

Stanley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.


Log Pile and Worker-Fred Howard

Patten Lumbermen's Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.


View of cars coming to Surry, 1917

Surry by the Bay

The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.