Keywords: brown bags
Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Rumford Media: booklet/ink on paper
Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1912-03-13 Location: Rumford Media: ink on paper
From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.
Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.
For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.
Bag Mill bachelor housing, Rumford, 1946Item Contributed byGreater Rumford Area Historical Society These years of war presented a big challenge to…