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Item 100059

Title: Tin tube fire extinguisher, Waldoboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: circa 1900

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Tin

Item 76562

Title: Hose Wagon, Androscoggin Fire Company, Topsham, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Town of Topsham

Date: circa 1895

Location: Topsham

Media: photograph

Item 9149

Title: Pumper training, Millinocket, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Millinocket Fire Department

Date: circa 1920

Location: Millinocket

Media: photograph on mounting board

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Exhibit

Water Witch, Waldoboro, ca. 1838

Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.

Exhibit

Fire lookout at Agamenticus Mountain, ca. 1920

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

Exhibit

Hermann Kotzschmar, Portland, ca. 1850

The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

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Site

Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905

Life on a Tidal River

An introduction to Bangor history as depicted by a broad-based group of city institutions and organizations. Partners included the middle-level William S. Cohen and James F. Doughty Schools, Bangor High School, Bangor Public Library, Bangor Museum and Center for History, and individual city historians. Topics covered include early railroads, natural disasters, the Brady Gang, the Civil War, and the 1940s.

Site

Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City

The history of a northern Maine community as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle Historical Society, Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle Middle School. Some of the topics include historic buildings, potato farming, transportation and the Aroostook Valley Railroad.

Site

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.