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Historical Items

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Item 13891

Houlton Fire Department, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 105287

RCI students and Wording Hall fire, Houlton, 1944

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1944-03-23 Location: Houlton Media: 8 mm film

Item 11117

Great Fire of Houlton, 1902

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1902-05-18 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Strike Up the Band

Before the era of recorded music and radio, nearly every community had a band that played at parades and other civic events. Fire departments had bands, military units had bands, theaters had bands. Band music was everywhere.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Green's Department Store

He also opened two other stores, one in Houlton and the other in Danforth. One of Green’s two sons, Eddie, managed the store starting in 1952.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The Colony Continues to Grow, 1874 - 1900

… United States citizens when they traveled to Houlton in 1875. This undertaking provided a necessary step to New Sweden becoming a “plantation” in…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

government sent peacekeeping troops to Houlton and this initiated the building of the military road between Houlton and Bangor—this same road…