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Historical Items

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Item 17137

Farm sink, Littleton, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Littleton Media: Iron

Item 12385

Home kitchen - 1914

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1914 Location: Caribou Media: Image taken from the negative

Item 8540

Logging camp cook's kitchen

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 84680

Assessor's Record, 64-70 Washburn Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ella Kitchen Use: Garage

Item 84678

64-70 Washburn Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ella Kitchen Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 85941

Assessor's Record, 156-158 Woodford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Rocky Hill Lodge Corporation Use: Kitchen and Ladies room


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How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.


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.


The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Farmer

Farmer Pear tree through children's kitchen window, Blue Hill, ca. 1840 Item 33913 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

There were purposely no kitchens in the houses so the people would all go to the Harbourside Inn for their meals.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

A small pine kitchen-type cabinet was the only interior amenity. The camp was delivered to the purchaser's site, set-up and leveled.

My Maine Stories

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Behind the scenes of the Mercy expansion
by Sister Ellen Turner

Sister Ellen Turner talked about behind the scenes planning of Mercy's Expansion


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them