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Historical Items

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Item 23496

Pressed flowers, leaves and moth, 1831

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1831 Location: Gorham Media: Plants, paper

Item 100769

John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1864 Location: Bangor Media: Watercolor and ink on paper

Item 12248

Bath Iron Works fabrication plant, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print

Tax Records

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Item 86268

Power Plant, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Power Plant

Item 88127

Power Plant, Island Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles Brown Use: Power Plant

Item 86344

Ice Cream Plant, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Ice Cream Plant

Exhibits

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Nuclear Energy for Maine?

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.

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Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

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.

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

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

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864

… 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.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin cone cedar tree, Bangor, 1866

… 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…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin apple tree, Bangor, ca. 1862

… 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

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast