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Historical Items

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Item 79507

"Chubb" Colby Memorial Fire Helmet, Topsham, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: circa 1900 Location: Topsham Media: leather

Item 79508

Fire Bucket from the Androscoggin No. 2, Topsham, 1850

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1850 Location: Topsham Media: Metal, paint

Item 76560

Member of the Androscoggin Veteran Fire Association muster team, Topsham, 1964

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1964-07-18 Location: Topsham Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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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.

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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.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

The Corporation also subsidized the fire department and police department. Eventually it provided the first street and traffic lights.