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Historical Items

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Item 18943

View from Rodicks Island, Bar Harbor

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 23949

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 23947

Bar Harbor from the air, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1930 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111670

Various mantel drawings for multiple clients, 1894-1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1894–1907 Location: Augusta Client: John F. Hill Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 116307

Fitzgerald house, Brighton, VT, 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1888 Location: Brighton Client: George H. Fitzgerald Architect: John Calvin Stevens

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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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

Arriving in Bar Harbor Bar Harbor steamboat landing, ca. 1885Item Contributed byMaine Historic Preservation Commission Arriving at the Bar

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bar Harbor: Building of Arts

… Harbor: Building of Arts Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, ca. 1930 Building of Arts, Bar HarborItem Contributed byJesup Memorial Library The…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Development of an Island-wide Identity

In 1968, the schools were united in a consolidated Mount Desert Island High School. The old loyalties did not disappear right away, but in time, the…

My Maine Stories

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Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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

Story

Spiros Droggitis: From Biddeford to Washington DC and back
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A Greek family's impact: from the iconic Wonderbar Restaurant to Washington DC

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima