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Item 67734

Big Fella the bull, Staples house, Swan's Island, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1980 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 20130

Dairy Boy bull offer, Farmingdale, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1862 Location: Farmingdale Media: Ink on paper

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Item 21595

Holstein and Ayrshire bulls, Caribou Fair, ca 1922

Contributed by: Nylander Museum Date: circa 1922 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print


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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.


For the Union: Civil War Deaths

More than 9,000 Maine soldiers and sailors died during the Civil War while serving with Union forces. This exhibit tells the stories of a few of those men.


Maine's 20th Regiment

The War was not going well for the Union and in the summer of 1862, when President Lincoln called for an additional 300,000 troops, it was not a surprise to see so many men enlist in an attempt to bring proper leadership into the Army.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - P.H. Tilson Death Notice

Tilson died on July 21, 1861 at the Battle of Bull Run. The goal of the battle was to force the Confederates to retreat to their next line of…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

In the foreground we see Ben, the bull that belonged to Herman Staples. Probably Wesley Staples, their son is one of the boys in the back.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Tillson Testimonial

Henry was among the soldiers killed when the Confederates drove the Unions from Bull Run, during the battle a cannon ball shot off both his legs.

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life