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Item 68913

Scarborough landowners, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1800

Location: Scarborough

Media: Ink on paper

Item 102767

Copy of a plan of lands on the west side of Madomack River, Waldoboro, 1774

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1774

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Ink on paper

Item 34148

Black Point, Scarborough, ca. 1741

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Date: circa 1741

Location: Scarborough

Media: Paper on cardboard

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Item 37230

15-23 Commercial Street (ex.), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland

Use: Club House

Item 37235

23-31 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William J Foley

Use: Office

Item 37275

69-77 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall & McAllister

Use: Storage

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Draper's claim northeast of Bath, 1795

Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


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Map of Maine, 1905

The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


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Hannah Pierce, Baldwin, ca. 1860

Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.

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New Sweden fields, ca. 1938

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Narrative History: Maine Swedish Colony

… no taxes for five years and a guarantee to become landowners after occupying and improving the farms during that time.

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Map of Lincoln, Thomaston, Maine in 1719

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

… various offers were often made to entice future landowners. A blockhouse or fort was built to ensure success of the settlement and to provide for…

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Dixfield Village as seen from Peru Side, Dixfield, ca.1900

Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 4 of 5

The largest landowner, Dr. Elijah Dix (for whom Dixfield is named) of Boston, was authorized to build the first grist mill, the first saw mills and…