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Historical Items

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Item 21574

Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, Bar Harbor, 1940

Contributed by: Trenton Cemetery & Keeping Society Date: 1940 Location: Bar Harbor; Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 82368

Civilian Conservation Corps Bar Harbor Football Team, 1934

Contributed by: Stubby Wheeler through Maine Conservation Corps Date: 1934 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 21576

Civilian Conservation Corps at Bar Harbor

Contributed by: Trenton Cemetery & Keeping Society Date: 1940 Location: Bar Harbor; Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Exhibit

State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Exhibit

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 3 of 4

This group is dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and enhancement of the Scarborough Marsh watershed.

Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

Two groups, the Scarborough Land Conservation Trust and the Friends of the Scarborough Marsh, formed to safeguard the town's open space, marshland…

Site Page

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Historical Society

Other interests are just as varied: conservation, boating and boating education, gardening, politics, and community service.

My Maine Stories

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Story

A New Beginning for Wabanaki Land Relationships
by John Banks

Wabanaki leadership in land stewardship

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down