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Historical Items

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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

Online Exhibits

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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.

Site Pages

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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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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: an historical overview - Page 6 of 6

"… an imaginary line through this perpetually contested and poorly understood region. In reality, the northeast border turned out to be quite…"

My Maine Stories

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How roses became a big part of my life
by Clarence Rhodes

Clarence Rhodes's experiences growing, exhibiting, and judging roses in Maine and around the world.


How Mom caught Dad
by Jane E. Woodman

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


Lionel "Toots" Bouthot: A life filled with music
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From the age of 5, a lifetime of contributing to the musical fabric of Biddeford.