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Item 82259

Lead bullet relic, Gaines Mill, ca. 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1862 Media: Lead

Item 72855

George Varney letter from Libby Prison, 1862

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: 1862-06-30 Location: Leesburg Media: Paper

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Item 5557

Worumbo Mill, Lisbon Falls, ca. 1882

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1882 Location: Lisbon Falls Media: Card photograph


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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.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

Over time, Oxford County gained recognition as one of the most mineralogically active areas on earth and came to be known for its mica, precious…

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Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

In 1904, Mr. Plumly gained his first regular operator, Miss Edith Trott. In January 1906 a new switchboard was installed by the New England Telephone…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

… new homes, better roads, and increased travel—made Swan’s Island a profitable enough location to gain a steamboat connection. Next page