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Historical Items

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Item 18634

Colonial Hall

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1925 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 40256

R.B. Hall, ca. 1878

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1878 Location: Bowdoinham Media: Photographic print

Item 104404

Town Hall and Community Church, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1908 Location: Westport Island; Plymouth Media: Photograph

Online Exhibits

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Eureka Hall, Stockholm

Eureka Hall, Stockholm Eureka Hall X This building is now known to all of us as a nice family, sit-down restaurant in downtown Stockholm, Maine.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Architecture

… building at various times housed a movie theater-hall-basketball court, bowling alley, pool hall, barber shop, variety store, town jail, and town…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Industry

… Stockholm to become the industrial center of the Colony. Logs could be floated, and steam-driven factories were set up along the river banks.