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Historical Items

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Item 8413

Driving crew, Pleasant River

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 34358

Log Drive, Androscoggin River, Turner, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Turner Museum and Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Turner Media: Photographic print

Item 9791

Logs On A River, circa 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print


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Student Exhibit: Logging on Kennebec River

I became interested in the Kennebec River log drive when my grandfather would tell me stories. He remembers watching the logs flow down the river from his home in Fairfield, a small town along the Kennebec River.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

Site Pages

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Skowhegan Community History - Kennebec River Log Drive

Kennebec River Log Drive by Michael Hoy Log driving began in Maine on the Saco river in the 18th century.

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 3 of 3

EVENTS Log Drives (Text pending) Hardwood Products, Guilford, ca. 1930Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society Annual River Drive

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… The work was done by hand with tools like this plug hammer used to drive wedges between the "half rounds" that would split the granite.

My Maine Stories

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How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.


My education and work at THE Mercy
by Judy Harmon

Judy Harmon discussed X-Ray School, changing technology, and her 1960s jeep


A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.