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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 74440

Human-powered generator, ca. 1975

Mystery Corner Item Can you tell us who this is?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1975 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Eastern Maine Medical Center

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

My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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