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Historical Items

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Item 67734

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

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical 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

Exhibits

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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.

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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.

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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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A Story in a Stick
by Jim Moulton

A story about dowsing for a well in Bowdoin

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.