Historical Items Showing 3 of 109 View All
Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Media: steel, paint
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Media: image taken from the negative
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Owner in 1924: First Tenth Twenty-ninth Regiment Association
Owner in 1924: Ella Kitchen
Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.
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.
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
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Farmer Pear tree through children's kitchen window, Blue Hill, ca. 1840 Item 33913 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.
There were purposely no kitchens in the houses so the people would all go to the Harbourside Inn for their meals.
A small pine kitchen-type cabinet was the only interior amenity. The camp was delivered to the purchaser's site, set-up and leveled.
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 4 View All
by Randy Randall
Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.
by Phyllis A. Blackstone
A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s
by Randy Randall
We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.