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Historical Items Showing 3 of 388 View All

Item 100973

U.S. Forest Service scale measuring logs, Bear Pond, 1939

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston

Date: 1939

Location: Waterford Township

Media: Photographic print

Item 100974

U.S. Forest Service log scaler, Bear Pond, 1939

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston

Date: 1939

Location: Waterford Township

Media: Photographic print

Item 67651

Forest Paper Co., Yarmouth, 1889

Contributed by: Yarmouth Historical Society

Date: 1889

Location: Yarmouth

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 813 View All

Item 54474

Assessor's Record, 248-252 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Forest City Filling Station

Use: Garage, public

Item 54475

Assessor's Record, 248-252 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Forest City Filling Station

Use: Storage - Oil

Item 54471

248-252 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Forest City Filling Station

Exhibits Showing 3 of 38 View All

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Arbor Day, St. Agatha, 1923

A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

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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.

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CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 358 View All

Site Page

Acadia National Park, ca. 1920

Maine Forest Service

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

Site Page

Dyar rural school building, Strong, ca. 1910

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

… very early school buildings was erected in the forest by the settlers in the Thomas Wright District. in the upper portion of East Strong.

Site Page

 Julia Harris May poetry collection, 1903

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

… the next year published her first book of poetry, Forest Buds from the Woods of Maine, under the pseudonym Florence Percy.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 5 View All

Story

My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine

by Donna Cassese


I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.

Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall


We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall


Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.