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Historical Items

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Item 12233

Old Augusta Road, Topsham

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Location: Topsham Media: Photograph, Print

Item 21176

Mountain Road

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Mount Desert; Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 57204

Road crew on horse-drawn road grader, Strong, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

Exhibit

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Exhibit

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

From there County Road went to the meadow onto Eastern Road, part of the Eastern Trail today, then meandered up over Scottow’s Hill and down the…

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Old Canada Road Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

Farmers would keep a horse and wagon for backup in case roads were impassable for an automobile. Auto racing began soon after the construction of the…

My Maine Stories

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Story

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam

Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life