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Historical Items

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Item 29060

Irving Auto Company/Tydol Gas Station, Biddeford, 1930

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1930 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 23317

Central Garage, Biddeford, 1915

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1915 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 22771

Lord's General Store

Contributed by: Hermon Historical Society Date: circa 1933 Location: Hermon Media: Print from slide

Tax Records

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Item 37479

2-40 West Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Gas Light Co. Use: Condenser - Pump - Tank Room

Online Exhibits

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.



Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.


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.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

Notice that there are no gas pumps on the wharf by the little building. The dark building with one window on the left was the office where they…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Porter Family

… house was built in the area where the gas pumps at White Elephant are located today. That home later became the Hotel Strong.