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Item 9861

The Arcadia Hotel, Fort Kent, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Fort Kent Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Fort Kent Media: Postcard

Item 17533

E. R. Conners Market

Contributed by: Sullivan and Sorrento Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Sullivan; Sorrento Media: Photographic print

Item 11908

The Deck of the Steamer Ripogenus

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 32231

46 Arcadia Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Domenico Tirabassi Style: American Four Square Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 32414

102 Arcadia Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Simon Jackewicz Style: Gothic Revival Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 32412

73 Arcadia Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Nils M Johnsen Style: Shingle Style Use: Dwelling - Single family


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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.


Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - John R Braden

Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 1994. Stimpson, Rita M. “The Little Iron Horse”…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry on the Bombahook Citations

… Washington Center, Dover, New Hampshire 03820: Arcadia Publishing, 1996 "Calcium Carbonate." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 24 Apr. 2011.

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec Citations

Around Hallowell. Dover New Hampshire: Arcadia Publishing, 1996. Chelsea Ferry work cited page Historical Hollowell. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Harris, Larry.