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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: 1950

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

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Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, 1943

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.


Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

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.


Captain Gordon poses with the 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

Fallen Heroes: Maine's Jewish Sailors and Soldiers

Thirty-four young Jewish men from Maine died in the service of their country in the two World Wars. This project, including a Maine Memory Network exhibit, is meant to say a little something about some of them. More than just names on a public memorial marker or grave stone, these men were getting started in adult life. They had newly acquired high school and college diplomas, they had friends, families and communities who loved and valued them, and felt the losses of their deaths.

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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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Crooked knife, Stockholm. c.1930

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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Jacob Hammond Stinchfield visited by the Richardson family, Strong, ca. 1889

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

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

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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.


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