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Historical Items

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Item 10375

Goon children playing, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1934 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 96823

Townsend Avenue in Boothay Harbor, looking north ca. 1910

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 8986

Potato Day, Skowhegan, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1880 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Picturing Henry

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's popularity in the 19th century is reflected by the number of images of him -- in a variety of media -- that were produced and reproduced, some to go with published works of his, but many to be sold to the public on cards and postcards.

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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

The teacher rolled a large, bulky projector on a cart into the classroom. The movies were reel-to-reel and usually featured newsreel type…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Public Library

… and organizations, the Library has become the "go to" place for information that connects people to what the community--and the world beyond--is…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

A lobster fisherman would either go to Stratton and Bluff Islands or along Prouts Neck to Richmond Island.

My Maine Stories

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Story

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.