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Historical Items Showing 3 of 88 View All

Item 16476

Assorted Sleigh Bells, Houlton, c. 1880

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1880

Location: Houlton

Media: Brass

Item 14905

Heywood Harness House

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bucksport

Media: Photographic print

Item 10030

Main Street, downtown Fort Kent

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Fort Kent

Media: Photographic print

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Item 70578

55 Preble Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles H. Allen

Use: Shop - Harness

Exhibits Showing 3 of 16 View All


Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.


Oriental Powder Mills gunpowder keg, Gorham and Windham, ca. 1860

Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.


Indian Land Claims settlement, 1980

Land Claims, Economic Opportunities?

The landmark 1980 Maine Indian Land Claims Settlement Act provided $81.6 million to Maine Indians for economic development, land purchase and other purposes. The money and increased land holdings, however, have not solved economic and employment issues for Maine Indians.

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Belt worn by Luther Lawrence during the Civil War, ca. 1862

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Luther Lawrence: A Soldier's Accoutrements

… Society Luther, like other infantrymen, was issued a heavy harness leather belt from which hung several items he would carry into battle.

Site Page

MMN Image 28649

Presque Isle: The Star City - Northern Maine Fair Memories - Page 1 of 3

Dorothy got involved with harness racing because her husband John enjoyed watching the races. Her son, Jimmy one of her five children, started racing…

Site Page

Bond House, Hallowell, ca. 1934

Historic Hallowell - Thomas Bond House

Page was a manufacturer/dealer of saddle, harnesses, and trunks. His place of business was on Water Street and his residence is described as.."n.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898

by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.


Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash

by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork