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Historical Items

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Item 100973

U.S. Forest Service scale measuring logs, Bear Pond, 1939

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1939 Location: Waterford Township Media: Photographic print

Item 100974

U.S. Forest Service log scaler, Bear Pond, 1939

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1939 Location: Waterford Township Media: Photographic print

Item 75154

Road in birch forest, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 53976

12 Forest Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Esther B. Dalton Use: Apartments

Item 53988

28 Forest Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cyril Durrant Use: Garage

Item 54111

132 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Congress Realty Co. Use: Store

Exhibits

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A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Site Pages

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Maine Forest Service

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Early Schools

… very early school buildings was erected in the forest by the settlers in the Thomas Wright District. in the upper portion of East Strong.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

… the next year published her first book of poetry, Forest Buds from the Woods of Maine, under the pseudonym Florence Percy.

My Maine Stories

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My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.

Story

A case of mistaken animal identity
by Judy Loeven

The time my neighbor's dog Tyson got away, or so I thought.

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.