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Historical Items

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Item 70282

Dyar rural school building, Strong, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 74773

Rural electrification brochure, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1935 Media: Ink on paper

Item 103727

Rural Letter Carriers Association of Aroostook meeting, Houlton, 1911

Courtesy of Henry Gartley, an individual partner Date: 1911-05-30 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Rural Free Delivery Driver, Strong, ca. 1915 Item 69477 infoStrong Historical Society Rural free delivery service began in the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maine Community Heritage Project

… Project (MCHP), a partnership between the Maine Historical Society and Maine State Library, is an innovative program that promotes collaboration…

My Maine Stories

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

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Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.

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Kim's famous homemade potato donuts
by Kim Smith

Sharing my potato donut memories and recipe