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Historical Items

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Item 22987

School book bag, Mapleton, 1923

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Mapleton Media: cloth

Item 11820

Drawstring bag, Skowhegan, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1864 Location: Skowhegan Media: Patterned Cloth

Item 79983

Continental Paper Bag Company proclamation, Rumford Falls, 1905

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Rumford Media: booklet/ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 37312

165-171 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles H Robinson Use: Store

Exhibits

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The Public Face of Christmas

Christmas, a Christian holiday observed by many Mainers, has a very public, seasonal face that makes it visible to those of all beliefs.

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Margaret Chase Smith: A Historic Candidacy

When she announced her candidacy for President in January 1964, three-term Republican Senator Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to seek the nomination of one of the two major political parties.

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Continental Paper Bag Company

Each machine made bags of various sizes. The Flat Bag Department made bags for flour, groceries, clothing, confectioneries, and bread in more than 35…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Special potato bag, Presque Isle, c. 1950

The wide variety of bags illustrates the strong interest in distinctive marketing efforts that is still evident today.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Richards (1919-1988) bagged this beautiful buck during the hunting season of 1944 and brought it home lashed to the front of his automobile.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

Story

Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay

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Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.