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Historical Items

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Item 20680

'Yellow Bird' and 'Green Flash,' Old Orchard Beach, 1929

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1929-06-02 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 28742

Locke's Cove, Kittery, Atlantic Shore Line Railway, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Kittery Media: Postcard

Item 20341

Aurania, Cunard Line, ca. 1900

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maxie Anderson, Presque Isle, 1981

… his balloon Double Eagle II in which he crossed the Atlantic in 1978. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bass Park: A History of Fillies, Fame, and Fun

… demolition derbies, horse shows, and even a trans-Atlantic balloon race. Three auditorium buildings have stood upon this land functioning as huge…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

A year later, he made his historic solo Atlantic crossing. In 1934, Amelia Earhart paid a visit to this airport as part of a promotional plan; she…

My Maine Stories

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A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars