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Historical Items

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Item 10916

Taber Blacksmith Shop

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

Item 9529

L.F. Whittier Carriage Works, Houlton

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton; Houlton Media: Photoprint

Item 81826

B.W. Wentworth Carriage Works, Berwick, ca. 1891

Contributed by: Berwick Historical Society Date: circa 1891 Location: Berwick Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85577

Assessor's Record, 436-460 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Andrew Hawes Use: Carriage Shop

Item 56109

Assessor's Record, 1483-1491 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Benjamin F. Libby Use: Shop - Carriage

Item 99356

69-73 Portland Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Matthias Moulton Use: Carriage Shop

Online Exhibits

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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

Exhibit

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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A Celebration of Skilled Artisans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, an organization formed to promote and support skilled craftsmen, celebrated civic pride and members' trades with a parade through Portland on Oct. 8, 1841 at which they displayed 17 painted linen banners with graphic and textual representations of the artisans' skills.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

… by the mile, Franklin rode the post roads in his carriage with a homemade odometer attached to a carriage wheel to calculate distance traveled.(3)…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

… in Maine.(3) McCann Fire Truck Manufacturing Shop, ca. 1949Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Fire Trucks From 1931…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

… towns outside of Portland, yet be able to work or shop in the city. The trolleys also allowed residents to visit area amusement parks and beaches…