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Keywords: Cumberland County

Historical Items

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Item 31520

Locating the old houses of Cumberland map, by Hope Dilloway, 1989

Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library Date: circa 1871 Location: Cumberland Media: Ink and watercolor on paper

Item 33447

Main Street, Cumberland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Item 30213

1857 Map of Cumberland, Maine

Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library Date: 1857 Location: Cumberland Media: Wall map, ink on paper

Tax Records

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Item 87345

Assessor's Record, 182-188 York Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: County of Cumberland Use: Unknown

Item 40257

Assessor's Record, 1291 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Co. Use: Land only

Item 74580

Assessor's Record, Conduits House, Hooper Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Company Use: Conduits House

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Exhibits

… and Cumberland Maine's Pauper Laws and the Cumberland Overseers of the Poor Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

Site Page

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

Tuttle Road was extended by 1794 to Cumberland's meetinghouse in present day Cumberland Center, where Elijah Tuttle and others lived in this corner…

Site Page

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Resources and Links

Cumberland Farmers Club. “The Cumberland County Fair.” www.cumberlandfair.com Cumberland Farmers Market.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

World War I and the U.S. Home Front

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.

Lesson Plan

World War I Sacrifice and Protest

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.

Lesson Plan

Immigration: Challenges and Opportunities in Maine

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about immigration in the United States using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.