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Historical Items

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Item 21557

First airplane mail, Old Orchard Beach, 1919

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1919-10-29 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 30866

Inauguration of Air Mail Service to Guilford, 1938

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1938-05-19 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 20679

Harry M. Jones, Old Orchard Beach, 1912

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: circa 1912 Location: Boston Media: Photographic print

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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MY ISLAND HOME: Verlie Colby Greenleaf of Westport Island

Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.

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World War I and the Maine Experience

With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle Air Museum

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Owls Head Transportation Museum

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Guilford, Maine - Special Events

… called, is a 2” x 2” square with a picture of an airplane and it reads: "Honoring Guilford Low, First Baby Boy Born in Guilford, ME."…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR