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Historical Items

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Item 14625

Three Bears Brand potato bag, Monticello, c. 1970

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1970 Location: Monticello Media: paper

Item 25972

Margaret Chase Smith Reads "The Three Bears", Washington, D.C., 1940

Contributed by: Margaret Chase Smith Library Date: 1940 Media: Photographic print

Item 21140

Bear trap, New Sweden, ca. 1900

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

Exhibits

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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Elise Fellows White: World Traveling Violin Prodigy

Elise Fellows White was a violinist from Skowhegan who traveled all over the world to share her music.

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Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Bob's Bears

Bob's Bears X The Day the Bears Bathed in Hampden by Bob Hawes Listen to Bob Hawes read the story...

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

c.1930 Item 19528 infoStockholm Historical Society Carving knives that they used to skin cattle, deer, moose, and bear.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Thayas Helen Richardson; daughter-in-law, Martha Bear Stinchfield; daughter, Minnie Stinchfield True.

My Maine Stories

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A case of mistaken animal identity
by Judy Loeven

The time my neighbor's dog Tyson got away, or so I thought.

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life