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Historical Items

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Item 79981

Continental Paper Bag Company anniversary booklet cover, Rumford Falls, 1905

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

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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Item 79984

Continental Paper Bag Company freight notice, Rumford Falls, 1912

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1912-03-13 Location: Rumford Media: ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

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.

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Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

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.

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

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.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

Varney. A plain brown shopping bag, falling apart from age, covered in creases, its handles ripping.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 2 of 4

Bag Mill bachelor housing, Rumford, 1946Item Contributed byGreater Rumford Area Historical Society These years of war presented a big challenge to…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR