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Historical Items

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Item 9545

Dow Air Force Base F-84s, Bangor, 1948

Contributed by: Maine Aviation Historical Society & Maine Air Museum Date: 1948-02-25 Media: Photographic print

Item 16671

Air traffic controller, Presque Isle, 1945

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1945-06-04 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 16654

Presque Isle Army Air Base barracks, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1943 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 70941

Storage & Air Brake Room, Presumpscot Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Storage & Air Brake Room

Item 37331

222 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Congress Realty Co. Use: Shop - Junk

Item 37332

222 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edith Browne Use: Shop - Junk

Exhibits

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Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle Air Museum

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Maine Aviation Historical Society & Maine Air Museum

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Links to Presque Isle History

Links to Presque Isle History Presque Isle Air Museum Presque Isle Airport, ca. 1937Item Contributed byPresque Isle Air Museum Trans-Atlantic…

My Maine Stories

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

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Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham
by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.