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Historical Items

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Item 27839

Schooner Lizzie Carr, Thomaston, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27833

Grace M. Cribby, Thomaston, 1914

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1914 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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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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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."

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Longfellow: The Man Who Invented America

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a man and a poet of New England conscience. He was influenced by his ancestry and his Portland boyhood home and experience.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

Curling, Thomaston, 1878Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Thomaston’s waterfront has seen over 1,000 vessels launched, ranging in size…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Declines - 1857 to 1861

Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Maps from 1855 to 1875 identify shipyards on Water Street…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Wharves and Yards - 1795 to 1825

Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society In 1823 Captain Richard Robinson acquired rights to the…