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Item 7248

Title: Raw cotton, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Lewiston

Media: phototransparency

Item 9763

Title: Springvale Cotton Mill, early 1890s

Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee

Date: circa 1880

Location: Springvale

Media: Photograph

Item 99418

Title: Woodbury K. Dana with cotton harvester, Westbrook, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Westbrook Historical Society

Date: circa 1918

Location: Westbrook

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 37 View All

Item 40490

Address: 12 Cotton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bridget Flaherty

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 40501

Address: 26 Cotton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bramhall Realty Co.

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 40505

Address: 34 Cotton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William Corcoran

Use: Dwelling - Two family

Exhibits Showing 3 of 15 View All

Exhibit

Map of coastal Maine forts, 1723

The Devil and the Wilderness

Anglo-Americans in northern New England sometimes interpreted their own anxieties about the Wilderness, their faith, and their conflicts with Native Americans as signs that the Devil and his handmaidens, witches, were active in their midst.

Exhibit

Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Exhibit

Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.

Site

Libby and Co. Ice Wagon, Scarborough, ca. 1880

Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Champlain's map of Saco Bay and the Saco River, 1605

Biddeford History & Heritage Project

Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.