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Item 18778

Ernest Johns, New Sweden, ca. 1922

Contributed by: Nylander Museum

Date: circa 1922

Location: New Sweden

Media: Photographic print

Item 64136

Bird hunting, Strong, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: Strong

Media: Photographic print

Item 76331

Maine hunting camp, ca. 1900

Contributed by: An individual through Stetson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Media: Photographic print

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Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

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.

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Glooskap Setting His Dogs on the Witches, ca. 1884

Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.

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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - A Walk On The Streets During The Ice Storm

… the night There are no bugs on the ground, no birds in flight Inside the shelter the elderly are asleep They’re too frightened to laugh, but too…

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Champlain Society, Mount Desert Island, 1881

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 1 of 2

… and prepared animal specimens (e.g., stuffed birds), and took notes. They sang songs, wrote poems, lit firecrackers, pranked one another, and…

Site Page

Indian encampment, Bar Harbor, 1881

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment: Behind the Scenes

… an Indian woman going to church “looked like a bird-of-paradise in a barn-yard.” From Bar Harbor Days, by Mrs. Burton Harrison, 1887.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne


Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima