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Item 100614

Elisha F. Goddard, Rumford Point, ca. 1861

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1861 Location: Rumford Media: Carte de visite

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Upended tractor during logging operation, MacMahan Island, 1957

Contributed by: Dennis Cromwell through Westport Island History Committee Date: 1957 Location: MacMahan Island; Westport Island Media: Photographic print

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Steamer Frank Jones, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: 1892 Media: Postcard


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Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.


Student Exhibit: Somerset Railroad

The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Leonard Trask, the Wonderful Invalid

Before his accident, Mr. Trask stood 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighed 199 pounds. By 1835, two years after his accident, his neck and shoulders began…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

Starbirds Log load arrives at Starbird Lumber Co., Strong, ca. 1955 Item 69113 infoStrong Historical Society C.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

Starbirds A large log runs through the saw, Starbird Lumber Co., Strong, ca. 1955 Item 69114 infoStrong Historical Society Saw operator…