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Historical Items

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Item 26629

The Strout House, Thomaston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 26669

Watts Block, Thomaston, 1890

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27830

Schooner Ella M. Willey, Thomaston, 1891

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1891 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Shipbuilders - 1780s

… more ships were built by individuals in South Thomaston and Rockland, which were then part of Thomaston. At first, raw materials were plentiful.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding

In 1630, long before vessels were actually being built in Thomaston, English ships were navigating the George's River to reach the dense inland…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Today

… Today Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Co., Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Today Thomaston continues to ride…