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Item 79592

The first swing bridge in South Bristol, ca. 1910

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: South Bristol

Media: Photographic print

Item 76191

Vaughan's Bridge, Portland

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 15839

Spinney Creek Bridge, Eliot,1910

Contributed by: William Fogg Library

Date: 1910

Location: Eliot

Media: Postcard

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Lt. Charles Bridges request for coffins, Port Hudson, 1864

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.


Soldiers, North Yarmouth, 1942

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.


Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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Plan of the town of New Portland, 1808

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

The Wire Bridge is a physical landmark, but the real appeal of this town is the people, past and present, that define the spirit of this rural Maine…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - East New Portland Village

The factory was built near the bridge crossing Gilman Stream. It opened for business in March 1900 under the direction of Thomas Johnson, an…

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North New Portland High School circa 1885

New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - North New Portland Village

Our bridge is going to be replaced sometime soon. Skiers and campers pass through our village in winter and summer.

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military

by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey