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Historical Items

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Item 16981

Tobacco cutter, Haynesville, c. 1875

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1875 Location: Haynesville; Philadelphia Media: iron

Item 61116

Clay Tobacco Pipe, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

Contributed by: Maine State Museum Date: circa 1607 Location: Phippsburg Media: Clay

Item 13154

Pratt's Tobacco Store, Westbrook, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Westbrook Media: Photograph, glass negative, lantern slide

Tax Records

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Item 36659

49 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Felice Giampetruzzi Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 37399

469-471 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mary Watts Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 63148

56-60 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: David Shwartz & Sons, Inc. Use: Store Building

Exhibits

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A Craze for Cycling

Success at riding a bike mirrored success in life. Bicycling could bring families together. Bicycling was good for one's health. Bicycling was fun. Bicycles could go fast. Such were some of the arguments made to induce many thousands of people around Maine and the nation to take up the new pastime at the end of the nineteenth century.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

As Walter had already decided to sell, he declined. Okell then asked if Arthur would be interested in selling the tobacco products since he had a…

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 3 of 4

… one who sent that Veasie for it got A fine bit of Tobacco for me. Well I must close please give me respects to all. Yours truly Fred H.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - John Crosby

tobacco By Philadelphia iron By truckage to Boston By a Paper of Pins By 1/2 bushel of salt By a bunch of thread During the Revolutionary War, John…

My Maine Stories

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Story

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR