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Historical Items

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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

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Item 15839

Spinney Creek Bridge, Eliot,1910

Contributed by: William Fogg Library Date: 1910 Location: Eliot Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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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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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.

My Maine Stories

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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

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR