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Historical Items

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Item 79556

Third Holly Inn, Christmas Cove, ca. 1930

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Item 88023

Mansion House, Robbinston, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Robbinston Media: Glass Negative


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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Blue Hill, Maine - John Edward Horton, Civil War Soldier

John Edward Horton X A picture of John’s time in California emerges through the letters he sent to his brother Josiah and his father, John.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Old Ell is Born

… vehicle storage business established in 1926 by John’s son, Richard. The big barn is another building in Asticou which experienced a remarkable…

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Life on a Tidal River - Four Famous Bangorians

While John’s father stayed home and continued to make the gum, John traveled and sold his gum all around the world.