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Historical Items

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Item 61016

Train wreck, Biddeford, 1894

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: 1894-06-10 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 10448

Train wreck, Squa Pan, 1945

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1945-04-04 Location: Squa Pan Media: Photographic print

Item 33495

Train Wreck at Tin Bridge, Bangor, 1871

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1871-08-10 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph


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Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


Student Exhibit: Somerset Railroad

The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.


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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Presque Isle: The Star City - Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955

… The north bound Bangor and Aroostook diesel engine #41 stopped at the Presque Isle Depot. View additional information about this item on the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990

… Description Bangor and Aroostook Railroad engine 82, a GP-38, hauling a freight train over the Aroostook River Bridge.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

Freight service consisted on one train a day every day covering the entire route. Trains frequently consisted on 20 cars each during the winter…

My Maine Stories

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August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life


Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam