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Item 98743

Nash's Market, Weld Street, Dixfield, ca.1950

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Item 98622

Nash's Nationwide Market, upper Weld Street, Dixfield, ca.1950.

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Dixfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

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.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 2 of 3

There were also two billiards halls and the Neighborhood House. During the 1920s, as the village grew, business on Main Street changed hands and the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Summary: The Future: Recycle or Start from Scratch?

… and capably reinvented their villages and neighborhoods using materials they already possessed.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

… the Fire House was constructed (1903), The Neighborhood House (1906) and the Northeast Harbor Library and Reading Room (1882).