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Historical Items

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Item 25390

Receipt for mast supplies, Falmouth, 1770

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1770-08-31 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 12763

Fish Cannery Worker Transportation Bus, Brooklin, 1948

Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society Date: 1948 Location: Brooklin Media: Photo transparency

Item 102504

Letter to Woodrow Wilson regarding Prohibition during WWI, Bangor, ca. 1916

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1916 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 37489

59-89 West Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: E. Corey & Co. Use: Warehouse

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

Salmon industry Salmon pens off Swan's Island, ca. 1990Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Swan’s Island was home to an…

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

Historically, the cottage industries were common in areas where a large percentage of local population was engaged in seasonal work, because families…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

JHallowell residents, Jude Rice and Dr. Hill, supplied the money to build the automobile. George McClench, Frank McClench, and Charles L.

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.