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Item 20456

Home hot water tank, Littleton, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1940 Location: Littleton Media: Copper

Item 28490

Patten Free Library Interior, ca.1891

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1891 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 98785

Red Comet fire extinguisher grenade with wall mount holder, Waldoboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1900 Location: Waldoboro Media: Glass, metal, chemicals


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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.


Maine and the Space Age

The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.


Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.

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Historic Hallowell - “Maine’s Century” Ends

… in 1962 the last tanker off-loaded its cargo of heating oil. The Kennebec River, too, lost its luster as industrial development polluted its…

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

… the advent of Franklin Stoves and other enclosed heating systems the average home burned 20 to 30 cords of wood per year--with a resulting high…

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Historic Hallowell - Day 8

… power lines, tree limbs and many houses without heat and power. It was beautiful and wonderful in a dangerous way.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey