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Historical Items

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Item 76338

Pond School Improvement Day, St. Albans, 1922

Contributed by: St. Albans Historical Society Date: 1922-04-28 Location: St. Albans Media: Photographic print

Item 76337

Pond School, St. Albans, 1922

Contributed by: St. Albans Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: St. Albans Media: Photographic print

Item 76258

Blowing the Big Rock at Pond School, St. Albans, 1922

Contributed by: St. Albans Historical Society Date: 1922-04-28 Location: St. Albans Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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A Handwritten Community Newspaper

The eight issues of South Freeport's handwritten newspaper, distributed in 1859, provided "general interest and amusement" to the coastal community.

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Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine

Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Initiative and Self-Improvement

Initiative and Self-Improvement Henry Knox Baker, Hallowell, ca. 1900Hubbard Free Library A desire to improve one’s lot and see the world…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Island Postmistresses

… on the day of publication In no other way has the improvement been greater than in the management of the mails which is so vital to the business…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

Small states, “About the year 1850 a decided improvement in the moral and social condition of the people of Swan’s Island took place.” The economy…

My Maine Stories

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima