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Item 100336

Eunice Sewall on Vassar library job, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1871

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1871-04-22 Location: Poughkeepsie Media: Ink on paper

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Item 15213

John B. Miner

Contributed by: City of Brewer Date: circa 1865 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 29333

Douglass Copper Mine, Blue Hill, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 61032

5 Leighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James E. Miner Use: Dwelling - Single family


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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.


Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

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Historic Hallowell - The Boston Flint Company

Mr. Tenney tested with many types of minerals to create sandpaper. They crushed quartz to make the sandpaper.

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Bowdoin College Library

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Historic Hallowell - Industry on the Bombahook Citations

N.p.: n.p., n.d. Alden, Andrew. " Abrasive Minerals." 25 Apr. 2011.…