Historical Items Showing 3 of 649 View All
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Plants, paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum
Media: Watercolor and ink on paper
Tax Records Showing 3 of 33 View All
Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors
Use: Power Plant
Owner in 1924: Charles Brown
Use: Power Plant
Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf
Use: Ice Cream Plant
Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.
By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
Site Pages Showing 3 of 288 View All
… began writing in 1864, provides details of each planting and other elements, all numbered on the drawing. It appears on page 477 of the journal.
… had the 15-year-old, 12-foot-tall tree dug up and planted it in his yard. He saved it from a gale, but later a cow came into his yard and damaged…
… the drawing "The Tree I Lost." He wrote that he planted the tree, which came from Nath Harlow's nursery in Bangor, in 1856 "on the very best soil I…
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 6 View All
by Darrin MC Mclellan
Stories of growing up Downeast
by Mike Luciano
Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.
My Parents' war story