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Item 35447

Loading telephone poles, Masardis, ca. 1895

Contributed by: D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Masardis Media: Glass Negative

Item 15927

Men Hoisting Telephone Pole After the 1905 Fire

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: 1905 Location: Springvale Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 18502

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad train, Aroostook County, c. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Media: Photographic print


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Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.


Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

… Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony Pike pole, Stockholm. ca. 1930 Item 19542 infoStockholm Historical Society Hand sickle used for…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

… Congress Street mark this winter view of the Wadsworth-Longfellow house. The sign on the utility pole reads: "Positively Post No Bills."

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Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1890

… Lincoln, prior to paved roads; however, utility poles are present. The Civil War monument and Methodist Church are visible in the background, as…

My Maine Stories

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey