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Historical Items

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Item 31295

West Quoddy Head Light, souvenir postcard, 1982

Contributed by: West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Association Date: 1982-11-05 Location: Lubec Media: Postcard

Item 30910

West Quoddy Head Light Station, Lubec, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 37510

West Quoddy Head Light, Lubec, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print


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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.


Field & Homefront: Bethel during the Civil War

Like many towns, Bethel responded to the Civil War by sending many soldiers and those at the homefront sent aid and supported families. The town grew during the war, but suffered after its end.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.

Site Pages

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Friends of Wood Island Light

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Railroad Station

The newly built station served as a passenger station and freight depot for eighteen years until Maine Central Railroad (MCRR) shut down its…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

This clerk has a phone. A light bulb extends from the high ceiling. Map of Eastern United States on facing wall.

My Maine Stories

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey



How I broke the mold for women to serve in the military
by Mary D. McGuirk

My life and career as a USAF Nurse