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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 Showing 3 of 33 View All

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 Showing 3 of 48 View All

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Maine Yankee, Wiscasset, 1987

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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Fish Cannery, Brooklin

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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CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

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 Showing 3 of 288 View All

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John Martin homestead, Bangor, ca. 1864

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.

Site Page

John Martin cone cedar tree, Bangor, 1866

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…

Site Page

John Martin apple tree, Bangor, ca. 1862

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 Showing 3 of 6 View All

Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

My 41 year career in Maine paper mills

by Mike Luciano


Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes

Story

In 1970 I served in Vietnam, and sent my parents a package

by Peter P. Joyce Jr.


My Parents' war story