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Historical Items

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Item 16030

Houlton's 1914, Fourth of July Parade

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1914-07-04 Location: Houlton Media: Photo negative

Item 16342

Houlton's Fourth of July Parade, 1892

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1892 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 70142

Fourth of July lobster bake, Swan's Island ca. 1960

Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

San Life: the Western Maine Sanatorium, 1928-1929

Merle Wadleigh of Portland, who was in his mid 20s, took and saved photographs that provide a glimpse into the life of a tuberculosis patient at the Western Maine Sanatorium in Hebron in 1928-1929.

Exhibit

State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Exhibit

Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.

Site Pages

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

On the Fourth of July, patrons were enticed with the promise of “gorgeous fireworks!” in advertisements that also included band concerts and…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 2 of 2

Crime & Disaster This was the fourth school fire in Portland in 1921 and was of unknown origin. It started in the library, which did not have a…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down