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Historical Items

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Item 21552

'The Roma' ready for flight, Old Orchard Beach, 1928

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Old Orchard Beach; Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 21553

'The Roma,' Old Orchard Beach, 1928

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 20811

'Pride of Detroit,' Old Orchard Beach, 1927

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Old Orchard Beach; Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

These frequent visits offered Gannett's Maine audience a steady stream of coverage on the topic. Captain Harry M. Jones Pilot Harry M. Jones, WWI…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maxie Anderson, Presque Isle, 1981

… Mexico, who planned to attempt another balloon flight around the world, spoke to students from Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Pierre Painchaud

… where they won first prize by marching up three flights of stairs to the convention hall without a break in the music or cadence.

My Maine Stories

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Story

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Story

Welcome home Sgt. Cunningham
by Donald C Cunningham

It was great to be back in Maine.

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How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse