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Historical Items

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Item 14619

Fort Kent Telephone Company switchboard, c. 1895

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Fort Kent Media: Wood, metal

Item 31480

Main Street, Fort Kent, 1915

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: 1915 Location: Fort Kent Media: Glass Negative

Item 31439

Main Street, Fort Kent, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Fort Kent Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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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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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

Webster-Ashburton Treaty cartoon, Fort Kent, ca. 1842Maine Historical Society The boundary dispute between Maine and Great Britain had been an…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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