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Historical Items

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Item 15373

Chase Lake, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Lantern slide

Item 30830

Mohican House, Lake George, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1920 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 68665

Lake Pennesseewassee, Norway, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1935 Location: Norway Media: Linen texture postcard

Tax Records

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Item 37310

158 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James H McDonald Use: Store & Storage

Exhibits

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Porter Lake

The different fish in Porter Lake are the landlocked salmon and lake trout, brook trout, rainbow smelt, smallmouth bass, white perch, yellow perch…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy The fifth graders observations “One day in 1936 school children went to spend the end of the year by going on a boat at…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy Miriam Kelley as a young woman X Images from the family of Miriam Kelley Doherty Research and text by Seth Doherty…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

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What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR