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Historical Items

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Item 80505

Ethlyn Adams, Dixfield Common, 1937

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1937 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Item 33928

Survey plot, Cambridge Commons, 1792

Contributed by: Jonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. Date: 1792 Location: Blue Hill Media: Ink on paper

Item 28789

Paris Hill Common as it looked ca. 1822

Contributed by: Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum Date: circa 1830 Location: Paris Media: print of drawing

Tax Records

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Item 54000

Assessor's Record, 9 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Use in common by abutters. Use: Passage

Item 67818

Assessor's Record, 68 Oak Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Common passage used by abutters Use: Passage

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

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Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)

Exhibit

A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Blue Hill, Maine - Surveyor

Surveyor Survey plot, Cambridge Commons, 1792 Item 33928 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This survey map completed by Fisher while he was…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

The bridge is flexing under the load of this light cargo truck, a common sight with this type of bridge.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The bridge is flexing under the load of this light cargo truck, a common sight with this type of bridge.

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

Story

Shax and laxoox: tea with milk and Somali bread.
by Kheyro Jama

Lahooh (laxoox) is a food staple in East Africa, enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner

Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam