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Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Media: steel, paint
Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum
Date: circa 1920
Location: Chicago; Littleton
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Owner in 1924: Union Wharf Proprietors
Use: Office Scale House
Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co.
Use: Track Scales
Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.
Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.
The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.
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Mathematician Plain Scale, Cambridge, 1791 Item 33917 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This plain scale drawing, made by Fisher as a class…
… picture starting from the left, there is: John Scales, Roger Race, Willard Ellis, James Brown, Wayne Barney, and Elwin Macomber.
… Images from the Guilford Historical Society Scales Building X The John Scales Building was built in 1892.
My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All
by Felicia Garant
My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me
by Randy Randall
Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.