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Historical Items

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Item 73423

Johnson's Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Item 67738

Children on the steps of the Minturn Schoolhouse, Swan's Island, ca. 1933

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1933 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 65556

Four skaters on Goose Pond, Swan's Island, ca. 1924

Mystery Corner Item Help! One skater is unidentified

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society Date: circa 1924 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85688

Johnson property, E. side Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Almon L. Johnson Use: Shed-wood

Item 85069

Pease property, Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Minnie Johnson Pease Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Presidents and Campaigns

Several Mainers have run for president or vice president, a number of presidents, past presidents, and future presidents have had ties to the state or visited here, and, during campaign season, many presidential candidates and their family members have brought their campaigns to Maine.

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… 73423 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Johnson's or Potato Island with Harry Johnson's boat yard and the Patch Medicinal Oil factory where…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

1910Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society By the 1800s fishing became more profitable than either timbering or farming.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Fritz John Johnson was born on March 24, 1899 in Sweden. Fritz moved to Swan's Island to work at the quarry, and married Evelyn Lora Martin in 1922.

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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