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Historical Items

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Item 17315

Ed Rolfe Completes Model of B&A Engine 405, Milo, 1956

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1956 Location: Milo Media: Photographic print

Item 18299

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Yard, Brownville, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Media: Photographic print

Item 18622

Fish River Railroad construction, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1902 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.


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.


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Railroad

This station site used to be the Phair Hotel owned by James Phair. He sold the building and land to the B&A, who later tore down the home for the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad

The Bangor & Aroostook Railroad did view the Aroostook Valley Railroad as a threat to business and expanded their lines through Washburn, Mapleton…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Maine Railroads

Maine Railroads Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Station, New Sweden, 1918Item Contributed byNylander Museum In 1858 Aroostook County Maine had a…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life