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Item 8381

Ripogenus Gorge, Penobscot, May 1891

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum

Date: 1891

Media: Photographic print

Item 9027

Kennebec Gorge, Skowhegan ca. 1885

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House

Date: circa 1885

Location: Skowhegan

Media: Photographic print

Item 19222

The Gorge Road in Bar Harbor

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

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Item 85304

Rollins property, Gorges Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sarah R. Rollins

Use: Summer Dwelling

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

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.


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Nameplate from the S.S. Lillian Nordica

South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.


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Map of Maine, 1905

The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

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Saco River narrows, Biddeford, ca. 1915

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

Gorges, an English aristocrat and member of the Plymouth Company, was determined to overcome the difficulties that had plagued the Popham Colony…

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Biddeford High School Cadets, ca. 1897

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

(C) Baker, Emerson W. "The world of Thomas Gorges: Life in the province of Maine in the 1640's." American beginnings: Exploration, culture, and…

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Wackwarreska, Scarborough, ca. 1651

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 3 of 4

Probably at the request of Gorges, Jocelyn joined his friend Cammock and wife Margaret at Black Point in 1635.