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Historical Items

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Item 1203

Ice scraping, Bowdoinham, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bowdoinham Media: Photographic print

Item 12322

Dee's Ice Cream Pint, Brunswick, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1950 Location: Brunswick Media: Waxed cardboard

Item 12325

Dee's Ice Cream cone wrapper, Brunswick, ca. 1955

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1940–1970 Location: Brunswick Media: Paper

Tax Records

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Item 86355

442 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Sebago Ice Company Use: Blacksmith Shop

Item 85851

1 Waldo Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Carrie S. Bayes Use: Store

Item 75930

469 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Getrude M. Sullivan Use: Store - Ice Cream Parlor

Online Exhibits

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.


How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

Randlett. The ice cream shop still remains, now known as the Dark Harbor Shop. Dark Harbor Post Office, Islesboro, ca.

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting

Forty-two ice houses like “Ice Mania”, covered the shores of the Kennebec River. Ice men are guiding ice blocks toward the steam-powered conveyor…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Comparisons

In the ice storm in Canada they lost their power due to a layer of ice weighing down the power lines. The ice kept coming until the wire snaps.

My Maine Stories

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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


Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars