Keywords: manual labor
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: New Orleans
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Location: Mount Desert
Media: Paper and ink print
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.
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.
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by Phyllis A. Blackstone
A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s