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Historical Items

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Item 16017

Giguere's Food Depot potato bag, Waterville, c. 1960

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1960 Location: Waterville Media: paper

Item 75464

Puss N Boots cat food plant, Lubec, 1975

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1975 Location: Lubec Media: Kodachrome slide

Item 63613

Farmington State Teachers College Food Lab, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Mantor Library at UMF Date: circa 1955 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 45780

37-41 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thaxter S. W. & Co. Use: Office & Storage

Item 53866

285-291 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Richardson Wharf Company Use: Office & Storage

Item 86813

208-220 Commercial (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harriet L. Blake Use: Mfg Plant food


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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.


Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

… potato starch which is used in the production of food, medicines, paper, and other products. Potatoes that are not suitable for sale as table stock…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

… used this haversack to carry a small amount of food or other vitally important supplies. Stenciled faintly across the haversack are the letters…

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Historic Hallowell - The City of Hallowell

… communicating with Central Maine Power and the food bank to get power to the area and get food to the elderly and needy.

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.


What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.


Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.