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Historical Items

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Item 103297

National Youth Administration cabin, Houlton, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 103298

The National Youth Administration hangar with planes, Houlton, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 6246

Sidewalk work, Biddeford, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1934 Location: Biddeford Media: Silver gelatin print

Online Exhibits

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Capturing Arts and Artists in the 1930s

Emmie Bailey Whitney of the Lewiston Journal Saturday Magazine and her husband, noted amateur photographer G. Herbert Whitney, captured in words and photographs the richness of Maine's arts scene during the Great Depression.

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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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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Great Depression

The Great Depression Text and Audio files by Georges Valley High School 10th Grade History Class. On November 18, 2008, the sophomore social studies…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

… The Grant Building was built at the end of the Depression when national chain stores came to Bath. W.T. Grant Co.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… vessels and luxury yachts just before the Great Depression. J. P. Morgan’s Corsair IV and the America’s Cup defender, Ranger, were perhaps the most…

My Maine Stories

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Bob "Coach" Cote: Highlights from life of a Biddeford legend
by Bob "Coach" Cote

Bob talks about growing up in Biddeford, sports, the fire of 1947, and closing of St. Louis High.

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Elizabeth Mantis Spiliopoulos: passion for life & Greek heritage
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A spunky 99-year-old shares her crystal-clear recollections of all the changes in her lifetime

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Alice Bertrand shares highlights from her 100+ years
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

What is it like to live through all the events that have occurred in the past 100+ years?