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Historical Items

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Item 74518

General Electric Type I electric meter, 1913

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Media: Metal, glass

Item 74520

Prepay electric meter, 1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Media: Metal

Item 74825

Electrical insulator, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Media: Ceramic, composite materials

Tax Records

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Item 35932

25-27 Casco Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Florence L Blanchard Use: Stores & Rooming House

Item 42930

343-345 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Androscoggin Electric Co. Use: Garage & Storage

Item 70930

Electric Building, Presumpscot Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Electric Building

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109263

Hydo Electric Company storefront plan, Bangor, 1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945 Location: Bangor Client: Bangor Hydro Electric Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109425

Storehouse for Androscoggin Electric Co., Lewiston, 1916-1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1916–1919 Location: Lewiston Client: Androscoggin Electric Co. Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Item 109723

Power Station for L. and A. E.R.R., Lewiston, 1896

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1896 Location: Lewiston Client: Lewiston and Auburn Electric R.R. Architect: Coombs, Gibbs and Wilkinson Architects

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Exhibit

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Electric generator delivery, Presque Isle, 1959

Electric generator delivery, Presque Isle, 1959 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description Chase Transport Corporation…

Site Page

Seashore Trolley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

John Martin: Expert Observer - First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889

First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The first electric

My Maine Stories

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Story

making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

Story

My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.