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Historical Items

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Item 25720

Summary of river condition, Lewiston, 1948

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1948 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 25725

Casco Bay pollution, 1970

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1970-03-27 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 25771

Letter to Muskie on Portland pollution, 1970

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1970 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - …next came the artists and rusticators.

Hoping that the “cool waters of Eden” might invigorate body and soul, vacationers, referred to as rusticators, soon followed the artists.

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Historic Hallowell - “Maine’s Century” Ends

… too, lost its luster as industrial development polluted its waters, but the 20th century would bring great advances in historic preservation and…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook

The river got very polluted when the sewage and toilet waste got flushed into the river. All the men that worked for the ice industry lost their jobs.