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Hose 5 Fire Museum - Wall of Tools

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Bangor Media: wood, metal

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Pepperell Mill 13-2 wing, Biddeford, 2012

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: 2012 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital Photo

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F. N. Vose Planing Mill, Houlton ca. 1928

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1928 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print


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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.


The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.


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.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Ballard Hill School, Lincoln, ca. 1930

The roof was flat and in 1988, seventy years after it was built, it had never leaked and the town had never had to repair it.

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Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Architecture

… sided the houses with planks, hewed the logs flat on the inside and filled the chinks with moss to reduce draughts, and covered the ceilings with…

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey