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Item 15028

1881 Amoskeag Fire Engine

Contributed by: Seal Cove Auto Museum Date: 1881 Location: Seal Cove; Manchester Media: Metal and rubber

Item 16467

Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881

Contributed by: Bowdoin College Museum of Art Date: 1881 Location: Cambridge Media: Oil on canvas

Item 13144

Mechanic Street hill, Westbrook, 1881

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1881 Location: Westbrook Media: Photographic print


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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.


Sarah Sampson: Caring for Soldiers, Orphans

Sarah Sampson of Bath went to war with her husband, a captain in the 3rd Maine Regiment. With no formal training, she spent the next four and a half years providing nursing and other services to soldiers. Even after her husband became ill and returned to Maine, Sampson remained in the Washington, D.C., area aiding the sick and wounded.


The Jews of Maine

Like other immigrant groups, Jews came to Maine to make a living and enjoy the natural and cultural environment. Their experiences have been shaped by their occupational choices, Jewish values and, until recently, experiences of anti-Semitism.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Free Baptist Church, Presque Isle, 1895

… corner of Second and State Streets, was built in 1881. source: "Art Work of Aroostook County, Maine," v. 8, W.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

1881 Item 21074 infoGreat Harbor Maritime Museum Though there were many things meant primarily for the summer residents of Northeast Harbor…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Transportation

The New Brunswick Railway came to Presque Isle in 1881 followed by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in 1894.