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Historical Items (253)  |  Tax Records (36)  |  Exhibits (31)  |  Sites (21)  | 

Historical Items Showing 3 of 253 View All

Item 12375

Title: McDowell Garment Drafting Machine, 1912

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum

Date: 1912

Location: Littleton; New York

Media: brass

Item 14245

Title: Artillery Machine Gun

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society

Date: 1895

Location: Bucksport

Media: Metal

Item 16979

Title: Hand Cranked Sewing Machine, c. 1870

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1870

Location: Houlton

Media: steel

Tax Records Showing 3 of 36 View All

Item 62054

Address: 26 Warren Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Southworth Machine Company

Use: Offices

Item 86042

Address: 28-86 Warren Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Southworth Machine Company

Use: Factory

Item 86044

Address: 28-86 Warren Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Southworth Machine Company

Use: Factory

Exhibits Showing 3 of 31 View All

Exhibit

Spinning room, Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, 1907

Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.

Exhibit

Forest Paper Co. workers, Yarmouth, ca. 1890

Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

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.

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Site

Dames de Ste. Anne Banner

Ste. Agathe Historical Society

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Site

Maine map, ca. early 1800s

Salmon Brook Historical Society

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Site

Fort Kent Railroad Station

Acadian Archives

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