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Item 80396

Calculator, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Livermore Falls Media: metal

Item 27011

Abacus, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Islesboro Media: wood, metal

Item 13951

Spencer, Browning and Rust sextant, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1830 Location: London Media: Brass and wood

Tax Records

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Item 86880

Workshop, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall E McAllister Use: Workshop


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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

… homemade odometer attached to a carriage wheel to calculate distance traveled.(3) At each mile a stake was driven into the ground and a crew…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

They only had abacuses (old-fashioned calculators), stereoscopes (a hand-held viewing instrument that created three-dimensional images of landscapes…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Unfortunately, Williams made a mistake in his calculations and the party was outside “the track of totality,” missing the corona of the eclipse.

My Maine Stories

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Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.