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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 103955

Automobile accident, ca. 1925

Mystery Corner Item Do you know where and when this was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1925 Media: Glass Negative

Item 103952

Airplane crash, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935 Media: Glass Negative

Mystery Corner Item

Item 103954

Biplane accident, ca. 1925

Mystery Corner Item Do you know where and when this was taken?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1925 Media: Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Sylvan Site: A Model Development

Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, a Portland lawyer and politician, had grand visions of a 200-home development when he began the Sylvan Site in South Portland in 1917. The stock market crash in 1929 put a halt to his plans, but by then he had built 37, no two of which were alike.

Exhibit

Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

Exhibit

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… A truck loaded with wooden shipping boxes proved to be too much for the wire suspension bridge and crashed through to the riverbank below.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

… A truck loaded with wooden shipping boxes proved to be too much for the wire suspension bridge and crashed through to the riverbank below.

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Ice; The Ice Storm of 1998; Ice Storm '98

… and crash, the ice comes down, down with a crash, a crash, a smash. Down with the ice of ’98 and summer heat that crept in late, ice of blue, ice…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.

Story

How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse

Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.