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Item 25674

Floats for Biddeford Tercentenary celebration, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: 1916-09-16

Location: Biddeford

Media: Photographic print

Item 40476

Maine Centennial Celebration Float #4 in Historic Floats Parade, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1920-07-05

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

Item 17744

Floats, Kennebunk parade, 1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1907

Location: Kennebunk

Media: Photographic print

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St-Jean-Baptiste portrayal, 1890

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.


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Mt. Katahdin and Granger, Stetson, ca. 1906

The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.


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US Peg and Shank Mill, Princeton, 1930

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Aurora Grange #202 Parade Float, Strong, ca. 1936

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Aurora Grange #202 Parade Float, Strong, ca. 1936 Item 69697 infoStrong Historical Society Aurora Grange participants on float

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Centennial souvenir pin, Lubec, 1911

Lubec, Maine - Parade, Pins and Pageantry, 1911

The floats shown below remain unidentified. Click on a photo then zoom in to examine it. To add or correct information, scroll down to “Share What…

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Preparing to replace suspension bridge, Strong, ca. 1921

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

A one-lane floating bridge was built across the Sandy River about a mile downstream to detour traffic during construction when the old bridge was…

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It was like a family in the mill

by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman