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Historical Items

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Item 100058

Vera Cleaves, Women's Army Corps, West Point, NY, 1943

Contributed by: An individual through Westport Island History Committee Date: 1943 Location: Newburgh; Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Item 92243

Schooners at West Boothbay Harbor ice wharf, 1907

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1907-02-22 Location: West Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 35844

Marshall Phillips on West Point battle, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Media: Pencil on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 87047

Kinton property, West Point, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Fred E. Kinton Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 87050

Griffin property, West Point, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Annie J. Griffin Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 87049

Burns property, West Point, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ellen A. Burns Use: Summer Dwelling


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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.


A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head by Ronald Pesha, West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Assoc., Inc. Images from the organization's collection…

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West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association

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

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village Schools

One of the schools was a primary, grammar, and high school at certain points in time. The other school, the Great Works school does not have any…

My Maine Stories

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.


My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.