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Item 10758

Harvesting grain, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1920 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 31708

Oak Hill Railroad Station and Peterson's Grain Store, Scarborough, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide, transparency

Item 21224

Wood grain measures, New Sweden, ca. 1880

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

Tax Records

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Item 86942

Grain Mill, Commercial Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Richardson Wharf Company Use: Grain Mill

Item 86753

Grain Mill and Storage, Union Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Conant Corporation Use: Grain Mill and Storage

Item 37322

202 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Storage - Grain


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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.


Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

ca. 1930 Item 19542 infoStockholm Historical Society Hand sickle used for cutting grain.

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Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

… granite desirable?  It was light and fine grained, with a high percentage of feldspar which made it easily worked in the quarry and under the…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 2 of 3

… these island people "raised their own corn and grain, cattle, sheep, and swine, for the use of their families, spun, wove, and knit their clothing…

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey