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Historical Items

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Item 1049

Rebuilding the old railroad bridge, Norridgewock, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Item 9055

Maine Central Railroad Bridge, Skowhegan, 1916

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: 1916-12-01 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 21545

Maine Central Railroad bridge, Brunswick

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick Media: Stereopticon slide

Online Exhibits

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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.


Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.


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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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Railroad

The Central Maine Railroad stopped at Farmington, so several communities north of Farmington decided to build a railroad to open the region for wood…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

By 1909 all of the small narrow gauge service in Northern Franklin County was consolidated into one system, the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

Railroad S.R.R.L. Engine#9 dwarfed by Maine Central# 284 at Farmington station, ca. 1920 Item 65511 infoStrong Historical Society In order…

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.