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Historical Items

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Item 4318

Androscoggin River above Lewiston, ca. 1750

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1750 Location: Turner; Livermore; Wayne; Leeds Media: Ink on paper

Item 12567

Samuel Goodwin mill grant, Dresden, 1757

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1757-10-24 Location: Dresden Media: Ink on paper, map

Item 99426

Remnants of the Diamond National & Hooper Street Fire, Biddeford, 1963

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1963-04-20 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… its college would be founded in 1865 just eight miles up river from Bangor. Initially known as the Maine State College, Maine's public institution…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Great Bangor Floods: 1902 and 1976

… Penobscot River during the Bangor flood of March 20, 1902.Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Text by The 7th Grade Maine Studies Students of…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Penobscot River Railroad The Penobscot River Railroad was a “railroad that never was”. It was chartered by the state in 1836 to go from Bucksport to…

My Maine Stories

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Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide