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Historical Items

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Item 33676

The Atlantic House, Scarborough, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1960 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide; transparency

Item 59966

The Atlantic House, York Beach, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: York Media: Postcard

Item 82251

Atlantic House, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Tax Records

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Item 33083

87-89 Atlantic Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mabel A Brooks Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 32271

2-4 Atlantic Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ethel M Swett Style: Italianate Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 32299

88-90 Atlantic Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clara E Lindsey Style: Georgian Use: Dwelling - Two family


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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


The Shape of Maine

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.


Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Bonnie and Donnie Staples' house

Grover Cleveland 'Clevie' (1885-1967) and Bessie (Joyce) (1893-1989) Dunham opened the store in their home.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield's Tuscan Opera House

Then, in 1857 and 1892, two I.O.O.F. lodges were built in Kansas. On September 20, 1851 the I.O.O.F.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

Lawrence Railway at Dunn’s Corner, just up the road. Their farm products would be sold in Portland. James Lawrence served six years on North…

My Maine Stories

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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.