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Historical Items

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Item 10110

Benjamin Randall Store, Pownal, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Pownal Scenic and Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Pownal Media: Photographic print

Item 102356

Stanley house in fall, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Stanley Museum on deposit at Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Kingfield Media: Glass Negative

Item 15368

North Baldwin, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Baldwin Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Baldwin Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

Exhibit

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

Farmers would keep a horse and wagon for backup in case roads were impassable for an automobile. Auto racing began soon after the construction of the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

… 120 college men from all parts of the country.(1) At the time it was said that Portland would be ready to take its place among the great commercial…

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

… it was in the 1920s, we continue to honor our country. School Lunch Drew, grade 7 School lunch is a necessity that has expanded over the years.

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

Story

Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

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In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.