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Historical Items

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Item 19581

Railroad tracks by mills, Danforth

Contributed by: An individual through East Grand School Date: circa 1930 Location: Danforth Media: Photographic print

Item 4231

Sandy River Railroad trestle, Strong

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 79684

Railroad roundhouse, Rumford, 1892

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1892 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 32687

Railroad, Bishop Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Style: Shed Use: Railroad - Store House

Item 53355

84-184 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Railroad - Station

Item 32685

Railroad, Bishop Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Style: Railroad Victorian Use: Railroad - Fuel Station

Exhibits

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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

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Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

Railroad Railroad station, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 65507 infoStrong Historical Society Early photo postcard depicting the railroad station at…

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Life on a Tidal River - Railroads

Railroads Tin Bridge train wreck, Bangor, 1871 Item 31971 infoBangor Public Library

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Life on a Tidal River - Railroads

Railroads Tin Bridge Wreck, Bangor, 1871 Item 33522 infoBangor Public Library

My Maine Stories

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How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-√Čtats
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.