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Historical Items

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Item 104176

Labor Day Parade, Millinocket, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914 Location: Millinocket Media: Photographic print

Item 104177

Labor Day Parade, Millinocket, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Millinocket Media: Photographic print

Item 33886

Doorknob hanger advertisement for Blue Hill Fair, 1933

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library Date: 1933-09-04 Location: Blue Hill Media: ink on paper

Exhibits

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

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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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Child Labor

Most other countries have laws against child labor too, but they are not always mandatory, and child labor is still a big issue everywhere.

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

However U.S. and Canadian locals labor, toil, and intermarry; family names centuries old mingle through intermarriage across the border.

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

Over 700 laborers were involved in the construction. Many were Italian immigrants lured from working on the railroad in Machias by the promise of…

My Maine Stories

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My 41 year career in Maine paper mills
by Mike Luciano

Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.