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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

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1910

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

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Shepard Cary, Houlton, 1805-1866

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.


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Wabanaki trade brooch, ca. 1780

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.

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MMN Image 71336

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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Old Custom House, Hampden, ca.

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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Plan of the town of New Portland, 1808

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…

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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