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Historical Items

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Item 10879

Silas W. Taber's business card, c. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Paper

Item 12582

Business women's convention, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 76133

Horatio Jose on Portland business opportunities, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland; New Orleans; Boston; Worcester Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 54489

Assessor's Record, 293 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hersey Corporation Use: Vulcanizing Room

Item 54512

Assessor's Record, 343-349 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Miles B. Mank Motor Car Company Use: Oil House

Item 54513

Assessor's Record, 343-349 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Miles B. Mank Motor Car Company Use: Runway

Exhibits

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

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Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Businesses

Businesses Businesses large and small have contributed to the growth Presque Isle.

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Guilford, Maine - BUSINESSES - Page 1 of 3

BUSINESSES History of Businesses by: Piscataquis Community Middle School 8th Grade students Included in the next 3 pages: Davis Brothers…

My Maine Stories

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The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

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Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square
by anonymous

Carlo Giobbi on his family's Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Healthcare History in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to how people in Maine have given and received healthcare throughout history. Students will discuss the giving and receiving of medicines and treatments from the 18th-21st centuries, the evolving role of hospitals since the 19th century, and how the nursing profession has changed since the Civil War. Students will also look at how people and healthcare facilities in Maine have addressed epidemics in the past, such as influenza and tuberculosis, and what we can learn today from studying the history of healthcare and medicine.