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Historical Items

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Item 100820

Old Bill, gundalow crossing Penobscot River, Bangor, 1846

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1846 Location: Bangor; Brewer; Ellsworth Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 103799

Allagash Ferry, 1927

Courtesy of Henry Gartley, an individual partner Date: 1927-08-20 Location: Allagash Media: Photograph

Item 17944

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990

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

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Old Bill, gundalow crossing Penobscot River, Bangor, 1846

Old Bill, gundalow crossing Penobscot River, Bangor, 1846 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Train Crossing the Aroostook River Bridge, Presque Isle, c. 1990 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

In Penobscot County the road ran from Bangor, crossed the bridge into Brewer thence on to Orrington.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

Story

Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam

Story

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam