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Item 16807

Hewing ax, ca. 1650

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1650 Media: Forged iron and steel, wooden handle.

Item 20753

Olof Elliot Hede, Maple Sugaring, Stockholm, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Stockholm Media: Photographic print

Item 14291

Good Will Orphan Boy in the woods with an ax, ca. 1910

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1910 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print


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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.


Gifts From Gluskabe: Maine Indian Artforms

According to legend, the Great Spirit created Gluskabe, who shaped the world of the Native People of Maine, and taught them how to use and respect the land and the resources around them. This exhibit celebrates the gifts of Gluskabe with Maine Indian art works from the early nineteenth to mid twentieth centuries.


Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

Then the calm of peace and the growth of log huts, the ring of the ax in the great forest, and the hum of life in the home of the hardy pioneer.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - John Crosby

… Sett’s Mills To mending a chain To repairing an ax for ship Sally To repairing a Marlin Spike, 2 augers, a crow bar To shoeing a horse To mending a…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

Hutchins, armed with an ax, felled trees and cleared a lot in the East Village. He built a log cabin and became the first resident, living one mile…

My Maine Stories

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First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers