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Item 8834

Old Fashioned Road Cart, Garland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Garland Media: Photographic print

Item 54515

Hallowell Fire Station, Hallowell, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 17253

Sulky, c. 1920

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1920 Location: Littleton; Marion Media: Metal, wood

Tax Records

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Item 38792

57 Oak Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph Keegan Use: Lunch Cart

Item 35927

17 Casco Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Miles J Keating Use: Lunch Cart

Item 38797

75 Oak Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Everett Bean Use: Lunch Cart


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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.


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


Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's cart, Hampden, ca. 1833

… while gunning in the woods that I invented a cart tongue such as are in general use for boy and baby carriages now I made a perfect cart with stake…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4

The teacher rolled a large, bulky projector on a cart into the classroom. The movies were reel-to-reel and usually featured newsreel type…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Historical Overview Map of Scarborough with MarshlandItem Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum Scarborough: They Called it…

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.