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Item 27160

Title: Georges River toward former tollbridge, Thomaston, 1946

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: 1946

Location: Thomaston

Media: Black and white post card

Item 12755

Title: Boatyard at Center Harbor, Brooklin

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society

Date: 1995

Location: Brooklin

Media: 35mm phototransparency of original photograph

Item 27827

Title: Interior of Creighton Kiln, Thomaston, 1900

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Thomaston

Media: Black and White Photograph

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Exhibit

Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Exhibit

Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

Exhibit

Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Site

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.

Site

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.