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Historical Items

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Item 36392

Mail carrier and vehicle, Lubec, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 9185

Mother's day V-mail from Joseph Walker, San Francisco, 1944

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: 1944-04-30 Location: Norway; San Francisco Media: Ink and pencil on paper

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Item 14495

Bangor and Aroostook mail car, Derby, 1938

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: 1938-07-07 Location: Derby Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - Post Office

Finally the mail route was established, and Lincoln got its own mailman. The first mail carrier went by the last name of Moor.

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Island Postmistresses

… department established a mail route and paid the mail carrier In 1894 this old mail route was discontinued and a steamboat company contracted to…

Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Invitation, Farmington, 1903

It is thought to have been mailed much as we would now mail items to "Resident". It has a one cent postage stamp and cancellation marks from…

My Maine Stories

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Story

My Mom was a nurse in the 8055 MASH, Korea
by Pat MacPherson

I’m so proud of my mother and the thousands of Army & Navy nurses who served in WWII & Korea

Story

Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving

Story

Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast