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Keywords: Cumberland and Oxford Canal

Historical Items

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Item 176

Plan of Portland, engraved as a directory, 1852

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1852 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 71875

View of canal from Power House, Westbrook, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Westbrook Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 7786

Bay of Naples Inn with steamboat, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Naples Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Naples Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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Irish Immigrants in Nineteenth Century Maine

With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?