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Item 80360

Moxie Nerve Food Shipping Box, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Friendship Media: wooden box

Item 17261

Lillian Nordica on Coca-Cola Tray

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: 1975 Location: Farmington Media: tin

Item 17287

Nordica Coca-Cola advertisement, 1905

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: 1905 Location: Farmington Media: print in magazine

Tax Records

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Item 37268

53-55 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William E Dolan Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 32034

91 Adams Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alesandro DiMatteo Style: Greek Revival Use: Dwelling & Store


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Prohibition in Maine in the 1920s

Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.


Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.


Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.