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Item 10023

Leather fire bucket, Thomaston, 1793

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

Date: 1793

Location: Thomaston; Thomaston

Media: Leather

Item 79511

Cyrus Keay's fire bucket, Topsham, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Town of Topsham

Date: circa 1871

Location: Topsham

Media: leather

Item 7655

Freeman fire bucket

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1783

Location: Portland

Media: Leather

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Cook house and crew, Maine woods

Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.


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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


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Arbor Day, St. Agatha, 1923

A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association

… Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association From bucket brigades to modern pumpers, the Hallowell Fireman's Association record is a distinguished one.

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Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801

Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing…

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Exploring drained quarry pond, Swan's Island, 2003

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

Cindy Turner is walking among the rocks with a bucket, looking for collectibles or other debris that had sunk to the bottom of the pond.

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.


Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast