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Item 34472

Veazie Bank Script, Bangor, 1862

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society

Date: 1862

Location: Bangor

Media: Ink on paper

Item 27938

Lincoln Bank Check, Bath, 1853

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: 1853-03-29

Location: Bath

Media: Ink on paper

Item 11577

William King Bank, Bath, ca. 1859

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: 1859

Location: Bath

Media: Lithograph?

Tax Records Showing 3 of 36 View All

Item 38582

479-481 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Savings Bank

Use: Bank

Item 63622

246 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Savings Bank

Use: Bank

Item 38786

Assessor's Record, 536 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick Dow

Use: Bank

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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


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Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.


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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

The history of a town on the northern bank of the St. George River, as told by representatives from Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston Public Library, Montpelier: the General Henry Knox Museum, and students from Georges Valley High School. Architecture, General Knox, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the state prison are some of the topics covered.


Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.


Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown

The history of downtown Bath as created by the students of Bath Middle School, with assistance from members of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library and Bath Historical Society. Seventeen exhibits examine various historic blocks in the downtown section of the city.