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Historical Items

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Item 31141

Algernon S. Dyer, Biddeford, 1900

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1900 Location: Biddeford; Hollis Media: Photographic print

Item 31089

Thursday Club's New Year's Day party, Biddeford, 1930

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1930-01-02 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 102141

Rufus King on a Biddeford farm for sale, Newburyport, 1782

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1782-10-23 Location: Biddeford; Newburyport; Dunstable; Boston Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

Site Pages

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Biddeford Mills Museum

A historic mill museum dedicated to creating exhibits that will educate the community and highlight mill history; as a research collection to assist the public in locating information on the mill’s buildings, history and employees; and to ensure the story of Biddeford’s economic and industrial revolution remains relevant and accessible to diverse audiences.

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Biddeford Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

… of New England SHIPBUILDING IN BIDDEFORD BIDDEFORD'S MOVERS & SHAKERS THE CIVIL WAR & BIDDEFORD THE THURSDAY CLUB ARTISTS AND INVENTORS OF…