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Historical Items

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Item 8435

Lumber business, early days of B.A.R.

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1893 Media: Photographic print

Item 7168

Downtown Lewiston, early 1900s

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Phototransparency

Item 22928

Springvale House, Early 1900s

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Sanford Media: Print from glass negative


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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.


Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

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Guilford, Maine - BUSINESSES - Page 3 of 3

BUSINESSES FRENCH & ELLIOTT COMPANY Kelsey Callins and Katie Scott 8th Grade Students, Piscataquis Community Middle School Images by: Guilford…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… documented information is known about the early businesses and trades till after the island's incorporation in 1789, except that many were involved…

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Early Maine Photography - MHS Early Maine Photography

… described here, under a cumulative title of “MHS Early Maine Photography." The photographs within the "MHS Early Maine Photography" collections…

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.


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