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Historical Items

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Item 6586

Church Street, Belfast, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Item 6573

Belfast, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Item 75167

Winding road, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Media: Photo negative

Online Exhibits

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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.

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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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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

From there County Road went to the meadow onto Eastern Road, part of the Eastern Trail today, then meandered up over Scottow’s Hill and down the…

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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 - Explore the Exhibits

… "Land of Much Grass" Click to see exhibit Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway Click to see exhibit Maritime Tales: Shipyards and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

Story

A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR