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Historical Items

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Item 51580

Trull Hosptial Nurses, Biddeford, 1939

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1939 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 51579

Trull Hospital Nurse, Biddeford, 1939

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1939 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 12182

Brunswick Bicentennial Parade, 1939

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1939 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

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Fallen Heroes: Those Who Gave Their Lives: World War II

At least twenty-three Jewish men from Maine died in the military during World War II. Photographs and other memorabilia are available for fewer than half of them. Read more about them.

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley R.R., Presque Isle, ca. 1939

Aroostook Valley R.R., Presque Isle, ca. 1939 Contributed by Seashore Trolley Museum Description Opening day in 1910 of the Aroostook…

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Lincoln, Maine - Gateway Motors

… two rival car companies in Lincoln from about 1939 to 1945. They have few things in common. For example, both of them sold and fixed cars.

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Lincoln, Maine - Gordon's Fox Farms

Day 100 (February 18, 1939) We have over 200 new foxes at our farm. I don’t want to kill them in the fall, I think that is very mean to do.

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII