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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

People spent their days toiling long hours to produce the basic necessities of life for themselves and their immediate family.

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… two 10-inch whistles were in operation 1,402 hours, consuming 128,085 pounds of coal.” By the turn of the century, the Canadian-invented Diaphone…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

The scene was chaotic. “We were short of officers, our remaining line officers barely sufficing to furnish each company with a commander, some…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

The scene was chaotic. “We were short of officers, our remaining line officers barely sufficing to furnish each company with a commander, some…

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

87). Judging from the teenagers and children in the group portrait, families must have been among the employees staying in the housing.

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

Over the years the group traveled beyond the the Soviet Union and post-collapse Russia, visiting Canada, France and Japan.

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Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

I teach catechism to the children and young people. The rest of the morning is set for listening to the people that need to talk to me.

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

Many children have spent hours playing in this water. Charles B. Clark came from Industry, ME and settled on the Bog Road (Rt.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Leonard Trask, the Wonderful Invalid

He could work no more than an hour at a time before he needed to rest. The next year he improved, but his cattle suffered from a disease known as…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox

Georges River in Thomaston. There he intended to "embark [his] all on the attempt to promote the settlement and prosperity of the District of Maine,"…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Railroad into the Village

Quite a crowd of men, women and children collected on the brow of the hill near the residence of H. B. Stoyell, Esq.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Raymond Wallace

Before I was 25 I had had 5 children. How did you get your clothing? My mother made the majority of our clothing.