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Historical Items

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Item 12967

Potsdam Musket

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1833 Location: Houlton Media: steel and wood

Item 23031

Powder horn, Mapleton, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Mapleton Media: horn

Item 16368

Ephram Taylor Colt revolver, 1862

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Lisbon Falls Media: metal, wood


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Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.


Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.


Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Prisons and Firearms

Prisons and Firearms The information found in Hallowell’s annual reports described the Maine State Prison in the 1800’s.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Police Department

Some things that have changed are their firearms, uniforms, expenses, and the term and job of city marshals.

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Wilson Museum

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

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.