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Keywords: Circus

Historical Items

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Item 35291

Circus Parade, Main Street, Biddeford 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 8174

Circus parade, Ashland, 1917

Contributed by: University of Maine at Presque Isle Library Date: 1917 Location: Ashland Media: Photographic print

Item 102213

Society Circus, Kennebunk, 1915

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1915 Location: Kennebunk Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 37277

69-77 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall & McAllister Use: Shed - Wagon

Item 37278

69-77 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall & McAllister Use: Carpenter's Shop

Item 37279

79-85 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: W.L. Blake & Co. Use: Store - Office - Warehouse

Exhibits

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Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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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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John Martin: Expert Observer - Circus swing, Boston, 1853

Of the circus swing, he wrote, "The introduction of swing exercises on a rope as below commenced in this Circus which was as wonderful as any feats…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Charles A. Shaw

Barnum, the circus owner, and Artemus Ward, the humorist. With Shaw as his manager, Ward gave one of his first humorous lectures at the Old City…

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln House Hotel

I ended up going to the circus. It was amazing. I had an exciting time at the hotel with the circus crew here.