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Item 16435

Title: Sanford Town Hall, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 33409

Title: Blue Hill Town Hall, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Postcard

Item 101133

Title: North side Main Street, Dixfield, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Dixfield

Media: photograph

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Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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West Brooklin School, ca. 1929

Reading, Writing and 'Rithmetic: Brooklin Schools

When Brooklin, located on the Blue Hill Peninsula, was incorporated in 1849, there were ten school districts and nine one-room school houses. As the years went by, population changes affected the location and number of schools in the area. State requirements began to determine ways that student's education would be handled. Regardless, education of the Brooklin students always remained a high priority for the town.

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Cut in Williams Quarry, Rockland, ca. 1875

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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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

The history of a town on the northern bank of the St. George River, as told by representatives from Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston Public Library, Montpelier: the General Henry Knox Museum, and students from Georges Valley High School. Architecture, General Knox, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the state prison are some of the topics covered.

Site

Moving in, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, 1976

Eastern Maine Medical Center

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.