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Historical Items

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Item 100725

Plan of Portland, 1858

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1858 Location: Portland Media: Lithograph with hand-coloring

Item 104603

Map of the State of Maine, 1820

Contributed by: Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education Date: 1820 Media: Engraving

Item 23528

Laconia Division in Pepperell Mills, Biddeford, 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Division of MDI Begins

The Division of MDI Begins In April 1795 a vote was passed that the town should be divided. The selectmen were instructed to draw a line dividing…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

Division Street School, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904)…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Early Years on Mt. Desert Island

… his wife, Sally Whiting, arrived on MDI in 1799. (See picture of chair at left that once belonged to Dr. Kittredge.) The Division of MDI Begins

My Maine Stories

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My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.

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Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.

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Cape Verde and the Doctrines of Discovery
by Lelia DeAndrade

My Cape Verde family's culture and history is tied to the Doctrines of Discovery