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Historical Items

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Item 33882

Photograph of cattle competition at the Blue Hill Fair, 1957

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1957 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 104209

Central Maine Fair flyer, Waterville, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1921 Location: Waterville Media: Ink on paper

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Item 29325

Blue Hill Agricultural Fair, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

Photograph of cattle competition at the Blue Hill Fair, 1957Item Contributed byBlue Hill Public Library Today, with the work of the Blue Hill…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Shipbuilding: An Important Early Industry

… of the reasons that shipbuilding stopped were competition from other shipyards and the new technologies of the ironclads and the steam engine.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

… later 1800s, Blue Hill Academy began to feel the competition as other schools and academies began to appear in Maine.