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Item 28910

Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1929-10-10 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

Item 18127

Loring, Short & Harmon, Portland, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 103580

H. T. Weeks & Company on the 4th of July, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1913

Contributed by: An individual through Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 74548

23-25 Savoy Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Amy C. Quimby Use: Dwelling - Three Family


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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.


Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.


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."

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec's 1911 Centennial Celebration - Page 2 of 2

It too bore appropriate patriotic bunting. Firehouse decorated for Centennial, Lubec, 1911 Item Contributed byLubec Historical Society The…

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Lubec, Maine - Parade, Pins and Pageantry, 1911

… byLubec Historical Society Two days of bunting-clad celebration, on Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4, culminated with the pageantry of a Grand…

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Guilford, Maine - Guilford Schools

… grade school and high school were decked out with buntings and other festive decorations for the town of Guilford’s Centennial celebration.