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Historical Items

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Item 100167

Dr. Langley's Bitters bottle, Portland, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Portland Media: Glass

Item 100175

Sprits bottle, Portland, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Portland Media: Glass

Item 100168

Hand-blown olive oil bottle, Portland, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Portland Media: Glass

Online Exhibits

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Passing the Time: Artwork by World War II German POWs

In 1944, the US Government established Camp Houlton, a prisoner of war (POW) internment camp for captured German soldiers during World War II. Many of the prisoners worked on local farms planting and harvesting potatoes. Some created artwork and handicrafts they sold or gave to camp guards. Camp Houlton processed and held about 3500 prisoners and operated until May 1946.

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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. Volunteers.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

… Society Swan's Island's 3-5 grade students dig for artifacts near the former location of a blacksmith's at Baird's Quarry, located in Minturn…

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

… Society Two pronged hay fork used for sifting through hay to find rocks and other things that do not belong and to dig hay to feed animals.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

… One of Swan's Island's 3-5 grade students digging at the site of Baird's Quarry. Note the pieces of metal tools in the upper right hand side of…

My Maine Stories

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The Joys of Kayaking - Pam's Story
by Pam Ferris-Olson

Pam has kayaked in many special places but her fondest memories are being made on Casco Bay

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima