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Keywords: Flour Trade

Historical Items

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Item 100276

Charles C. G. Thornton, Scarborough, 1863

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1863 Location: Scarborough Media: Carte de visite

Item 18455

Lyman B. Merritt, Houlton, c. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 12259

S.W. Collins Fourth of July parade float, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Caribou 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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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods

Many citizens had to go without food that consist of flour for a long while. Devastations went all over Kennebec County.

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Historic Hallowell - News Article by Emily Markham

That was a big devastation to all, especially people who have bought flour from Leigh and Wingate in the past.

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Historic Hallowell - Seaport on the Kennebec

… from the open Atlantic, bringing Pennsylvania flour, West India sugar, and English cloth and hardware, returning with shingles, clapboards…