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Historical Items

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Item 100821

Steamer "Bangor," 1847

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1847 Location: Bangor; Belfast Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 190

Affidavit of capture and imprisonment aboard ship, 1842

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1842-08-22 Location: Portland Media: Color transparency

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Item 104023

Retreat on Little Diamond Island, Portland, ca. 1952

Contributed by: Mercy Hospital Date: 1952 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Adventures in Aroostook County - Page 1 of 3

Adventures in Aroostook County X Text by Mary, a Presque Isle Middle School student Photos from the Jeremiah, the interviewee Jeremiah grew up…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Adventures in Aroostook County - Page 2 of 3

Adventures in Aroostook County X After high school, he was drafted into the army as a medical officer.

My Maine Stories

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My Italian grandparents and visiting their homeland
by Sherry Judd

A story about my Italian ancestors in Maine and how I found my family in Italy.

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Swimming with Jellyfish
by Cathy. L

At the age of 19 Cathy attended an Audubon Camp at Hog Island.

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My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea