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Item 79305

B.F. Thomas Store, East Dixfied, ca 1930

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Dixfield Media: Postcard

Item 79073

East Dixfield Post Office and General Store, Wilton, ca. 1914

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Wilton Media: Postcard

Item 79308

The Hall Farm Homestead, East Dixfield, 1935

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: 1935 Location: Dixfield Media: Postcard


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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


Westbrook Seminary: Educating Women

Westbrook Seminary, built on Stevens Plain in 1831, was founded to educate young men and young women. Seminaries traditionally were a form of advanced secondary education. Westbrook Seminary served an important function in admitting women students, for whom education was less available in the early and mid nineteenth century.


Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Old Church on the Hill

… 1838 the church underwent a major renovation by dividing the meeting house into two stories – services being held on the upper floor, and the lower…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Division of MDI Begins

The selectmen were instructed to draw a line dividing the town. On February 22, 1796 the legislature of Massachusetts passed an act dividing the town

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Incorporation

… at the battle of Chalgrove, opinion is hotly divided as to his merit.” Perhaps the fact that he refused to pay what he considered an illegal tax…