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Historical Items

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Item 13495

Fryeburg Tavern printing plate

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Location: Fryeburg Media: Metal, wood

Item 10527

King Tavern, Bath, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bath Media: Postcard

Item 10502

King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Bath Media: Lithograph Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 37217

7-9 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Morris Goldhaber Use: Office & Rooming House


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Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.


Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northeastland Hotel

In 1884, a devastating fire broke out and burned the tavern which also served as a hotel to the ground.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 30-47

Clark Judge Hodgdon Alcohol, taverns Amos M. Roberts Hannibal Hamlin Ebenezer Trask Oliver H. Hinkley Joshua Hill William Cobb Wilmot Proviso

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Historic Hallowell - Joppa

As the story has been handed down, there was a tavern in the lower end of the city which was very popular with the sailors who came in on ships from…