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Historical Items

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Item 12188

Hotel Eagle, Brunswick, 1944

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1944-05-01 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, print

Item 9624

Wording Hall after Fire, Ricker Classical Institute, Houlton, 1944

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1944 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 15789

Friends, Boyd Street, Bangor, 1944

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109274

Belfast Airport hanger, Belfast, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944 Location: Belfast Client: Town of Belfast Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109282

Minimum House prefabricated housing, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944 Client: Minimum Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

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University of Maine, Orono, 1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944 Location: Orono Client: University of Maine Architect: Olmsted Brothers

Online Exhibits

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Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.


Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.


Fallen Heroes: Last of the Jewish WWII Veterans

Listen to recordings from the last of the World War II Jewish veterans.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Soldiers marching in Presque Isle Memorial Day parade, 1944

… marching in Presque Isle Memorial Day parade, 1944 Contributed by Presque Isle Air Museum Description Soldiers marching in the Presque…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Works Cited

Historic Hampden. 1944. History of Penobscot County Maine with illustrations and biographical sketches. Cleveland: Williams, Chase & Co., 1882.

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Historic Hallowell - The "World of Mirth" Carnival in Hallowell

After Linderman died in 1944, his partner, Frank Bergen, took over. Known as the finest in America, this carnival would come into the city on fifty…

My Maine Stories

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“I got around” and “I told a lie”
by anonymous

Marine Corporal Stanley Gunn recalls his training locations and post war Memories


Ivory-billed Woodpeckers
by Doug Hitchcox, Staff Naturalist at Maine Audubon

The Ivory-billed Woodpecker in the Portland Society of Natural History Collections


Portland in the 1940s
by Carol Norton Hall

As a young woman in Portland during WWII, the presence of servicemen was life changing.