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Historical Items

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Item 13766

Commercial Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 20506

Commercial Street, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 20509

Commercial Block, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37302

144 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clinton W. Davis Agent Use: Shop - Junk

Item 37326

214-220 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Percival P. Baxter Agent Use: Shop - Junk

Item 88145

Lorette property, N. Side Welch Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James A. L. Lorette Use: Commercial

Exhibits

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

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The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest

… article on World's Fair contest   Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest The Bangor Commercial newspaper ran a contest in 1893…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Railroad Station

… just south of downtown at the south end of Commercial Street, was built in 1941. The new station was constructed completely out of brick, as…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… as the lowest of these areas were filled in and Commercial Street was added to the east of Front Street, the landscape of the downtown expanded…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

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