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Historical Items

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Item 31283

Franklin Street, Bangor, 1911

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1911 Location: Bangor Media: Lantern slide

Item 17444

Franklin Street, Portland, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 17445

Oxford and Franklin streets, Portland, ca. 1950s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 52694

247 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Gilman Wheeler Use: Garage

Item 37267

12 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Welch & McCarthy Use: Shop - Metal

Item 52381

59 Franklin Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jacob Solar Use: Store

Exhibits

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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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.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

… Falls Joan Small, Research Librarian - UMF Franklin Journal & Franklin Chronicle Newspapers Richard Mallett's Schools Unpublished history of St…

Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Meeting House Park

… center, and a building for events such as the Franklin County Agriculture Society. When the farmers drove their wagons to Society meetings, they…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Chester Greenwood

He owned and operated Franklin Telephone & Telegraph, which he expanded east toward New Sharon and north to the Phillips area.

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

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