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Item 10029

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad hand car, Aroostook County, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Photographic print

Item 80012

Men on Railroad Hand Car, Princeton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Princeton Media: Photographic print

Item 20191

Handcars on Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, Island Falls, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Island Falls Media: Photographic print


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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Oakfield Historical Society

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

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Historic Hallowell - The Fireman's Musters in Hallowell

… private owned category was for people who owned cars or some motorized, old, mechanical machine. Most contests were between teams of firemen.

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

cars, 25 baggage, mail or express cars, 645 box cars, 474 platform cars, and 40 service cars). The company either owned or leased almost 355 miles…

My Maine Stories

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II


A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam


Hooch Mum and my Vietnam service
by Jim Barrows

A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.