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Historical Items

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Item 69910

Valerie's restaurant, Ogunquit, ca. 1947

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1947 Location: Ogunquit Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 69908

Valerie's Restaurant, Ogunquit, ca. 1947

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1947 Location: Ogunquit Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 69929

Interior of Valerie's restaurant, Ogunquit, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1947 Location: Ogunquit Media: Linen texture postcard

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

Exhibit

Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

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Lillian Nordica: Farmington Diva

Lillian Norton, known as Nordica, was one of the best known sopranos in America and the world at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. She was a native of Farmington.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Student Exhibits

… Davenport Memorial and City Hall Entertainment Venues - Dreamland and Liberty Entertainment Venues - The Alameda and The Opera House Ledyard Block…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Dreamland and Liberty

… and new technology killed these entertainment venues, once an important part of Bath's life. Front Street postcard, Bath, ca.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VII. Flow and ebb: the effects of industrial peak & global upheaval (1900-1955) - Page 1 of 3

… them at the City Opera House and other halls and venues downtown. Concerts, minstrel and vaudeville shows, oratories, chorales and dramatics were…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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

Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars