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Item 101130

Local "characters," Norcross, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1905 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 101129

Henry Pelky, Norcross, ca. 1910

Mystery Corner Item What does "Boss Headfirst" mean?

Contributed by: Norcross Heritage Trust Date: circa 1910 Location: Indian Purchase Township No. 3 Media: Photographic print

Item 13480

Don Dickerman poster, Lovell, 1974

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society Date: 1974 Location: Lovell Media: Poster, ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


Blueberries to Potatoes: Farming in Maine

Not part of the American "farm belt," Maine nonetheless has been known over the years for a few agricultural items, especially blueberries, sweet corn, potatoes, apples, chickens and dairy products.


Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

Some are jokes or seemingly random items that relate to fashion, strange events, or other topics in the news.

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Historic Hallowell - The Fireman's Musters in Hallowell

… bonding, new friendships, carnivals, teamwork, joking around, barbecues and other food brought by people.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Adventures in Aroostook County - Page 2 of 3

His uncle never did punish them because they didn’t actually pick the apple. To this day they still discuss it and joke about it.

My Maine Stories

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Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border


In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs


Surprise Preacher in Corinna
by Sarah Mount Elewononi

What the wife of Rev. Wright did when she found out she was expected to preach on short notice.