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Item 103741

Baby contest photographs, Portland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 1161

Junior Contest, Presque Isle, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 2006-05-19 Location: Presque Isle Media: Ink on paper

Item 26525

Junior Potato Queen contest, Fort Fairfield, 1967

Contributed by: Northeast Historic Film Date: 1967 Location: Fort Fairfield Media: filmstrip, 16mm


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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest

…   Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest The Bangor Commercial newspaper ran a contest in 1893, offering trips to the World's Fair…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 129-142

… story of the 1872 presidential campaign -- the contest between Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, and Horace Greeley, a Democrat/Liberal Republican.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

Though sometimes contested, it is commonly believed that the artwork produced by these early painters is what drew the original rusticators to the…

My Maine Stories

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How Mom caught Dad
by Jane E. Woodman

How Ruth and Piney met in Wilton and started a life together