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Historical Items

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Item 12444

C.C. Young farm, Sherman Mills

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1930 Location: Sherman Mills Media: Photographic print

Item 15809

Old Homestead Ginger Beer, Saint Stephen and Calais, c. 1900

Contributed by: Kings Landing Historical Settlement Date: circa 1900 Location: Calais; St. Stephen Media: Ceramic, stoneware

Item 105047

English three halfpence coin, Queen Elizabeth I, Richmond Island, 1568

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1568 Location: Richmond Island Media: Silver

Exhibits

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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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.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Police and Fire Citations

2010. Circopedia:  The Free Encyclopedia of the International Circus. 1 Apr. 2011 <http://www.circopedia.org/ index.php…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… and economic development, and the resulting international trade in fish, furs and lumber led to the boom period of 19th-century wooden…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 11 of 13

… Potatoes RESTORED POTATO BARREL TRUCKS International Truck with Barrel Grapple, Littleton, 1945Item Contributed bySouthern Aroostook…

My Maine Stories

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Story

30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine

Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down