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Historical Items

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Item 10858

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad line near Caribou.

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1894 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 20187

Building the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad, Island Falls, 1894

Contributed by: Island Falls Historical Society Date: 1894 Location: Island Falls Media: Photographic print

Item 14469

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Bus Service, 1957

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1957 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Transportation

… came to Presque Isle in 1881 followed by the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad in 1894. In the mid-1930's the Presque Isle Airfield was developed.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

… achieved with the opening of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad line to Houlton in 1891 and to Presque Isle and Fort Fairfield in 1894.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Dairy Farms Memories - Page 1 of 2

That looked like little roads. Albert and his friends would take their tricycles and wagons and pretend that they were driving on the highway.