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Historical Items

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Item 21712

Brig 'Dirigo' in Naples, Italy, 1869

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1869 Location: Naples; Harrington Media: Tempera on paper

Item 53884

Mildred Burrage Italy arts pass, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Rome Media: Ink on paper

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Lillian Nordica, 1878

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: 1878 Location: Farmington Media: copy print


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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.


World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Industry and Immigrants-A Changing Community

… of whom came from the British Isles, Spain and Italy. These artisans produced some of the finest public monuments and statuary found in America.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 3 of 3

… were locals but there were also quarrymen from Italy and Scotland. The town grew quickly during this time and there was a large boardinghouse run…

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Historic Hallowell - Carvers and Quarrymen

Born in 1850 in Levigliani, Italy he came to America with his parents in 1877 at the age of 27. As a youth Protasio worked in the marble quarries of…

My Maine Stories

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My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland
by Sherry Judd

A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.


My 41 year career in Maine paper mills
by Mike Luciano

Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes


Becoming @ham_italian
by anonymous

@ham_italian is an Instagram account I created that celebrates the Maine ham Italian sandwich