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Historical Items

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Item 15614

Madawaska Training School, 1891

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1891 Location: Madawaska Media: Photographic print

Item 6826

Fraser Co. paper mill, Madawaska, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Madawaska Media: Postcard

Item 6799

A & P store and Post Office, Madawaska, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Madawaska Media: Postcard

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109266

National Hotel alterations, Madawaska, 1945-1950

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945–1950 Location: Madawaska Client: Leo Martin Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109162

Madawaska Theatre, Madawaska, 1948-1949

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1948–1949 Location: Madawaska; Madawaska Clients: State Theatre Company Inc.; Bernstein & Lieberman Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109268

W.T. Parent Drug Store, Madawaska, 1949

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1949 Location: Madawaska Client: W. T. Parent Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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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?

Site Pages

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Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 9 of 13

… northern part of Aroostook from the Fort Kent, Madawaska, and Van Buren areas would come to Presque Isle to work in various harvesting jobs.

Site Page

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Landeen Family History

She first settled by Elis Lund on the Madawaska Road. After a couple of years her mother remarried to Mr. Lund.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Maine Railroads

The rail continued north to Madawaska, running through Presque Isle, Caribou, New Sweden, Stockholm, and Van Buren.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Vincent Vanier - Technology Coordinator in Madawaska, ME
by MLTI Stories of Impact Project

Vincent Vanier describes what worked well in the initial MLTI laptop training model.

Story

Wikpiyik: The Basket Tree
by Darren Ranco

Countering the Emerald Ash Borer with Wabanaki Ecological Knowledge

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: "Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie"--Selected Lines and Illustrations

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Maine's native son, is the epitome of Victorian Romanticism. Aroostook County is well acquainted with Longfellow's epic poem, Evangeline, because it is the story of the plight of the Acadians, who were deported from Acadie between 1755 and 1760. The descendants of these hard-working people inhabit much of Maine, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The students enjoy hearing the story and seeing the ink drawings. The illustrations are my interpretations. The collection took approximately two months to complete. The illustrations are presented in a Victorian-style folio, reminiscent of the family gathered in the parlor for a Sunday afternoon reading of Evangeline, which was published in 1847. Preparation Required/Preliminary Discussion: Have students read "Evangeline A Tale of Acadie". Give a background of the Acadia Diaspora. Suggested Follow-up Activities: Students could illustrate their own poems, as well as other Longfellow poems, such as: "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Village Blacksmith," or "The Children's Hour." "Tales of the Wayside Inn" is a colonial Canterbury Tales. The guest of the inn each tell stories. Student could write or illustrate their own characters or stories. Appropriate calligraphy assignments could include short poems and captions for their illustrations. Inks, pastels, watercolors, and colored pencils would be other appropriate illustrative media that could be applicable to other illustrated poems and stories. Each illustration in this exhibit was made in India ink on file folder paper. The dimensions, including the burgundy-colors mat, are 9" x 12". A friend made the calligraphy.