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Historical Items

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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

Tax Records

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Item 70578

55 Preble Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles H. Allen Use: Shop - Harness

Exhibits

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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.

Exhibit

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.

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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.

Site Pages

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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.

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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…

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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

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Story

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.

Story

Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

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