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Historical Items

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Item 79294

Infantry Tactics manual, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1862 Media: Ink on paper

Item 12078

The Ball-Room Manual, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Belfast Media: Ink on paper, Booklet

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Item 74149

'Manual of Medial Writing,' 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Media: Ink on paper


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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.


Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.


George W. Hinckley and Needy Boys and Girls

George W. Hinckley wanted to help needy boys. The farm, school and home he ran for nearly sixty nears near Fairfield stressed home, religion, education, discipline, industry, and recreation.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Movies Come To The Island

… live accompaniment on a $25,000 Robert Morgan 4-manual organ. Pearl Wescott (nèe Otto) was the organist for the theatre the entire time it was in…

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Surry by the Bay - Sawmills of Cunningham Ridge

Maine Register, State Year-book and Legislative Manual. No. 34 - June 1903 (copyright 1903) The City of Ellsworth Register, with Surry and Blue Hill…

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Guilford, Maine - Guilford Schools

… along with a chemistry lab, a physics lab, and a manual training shop. At this time there were approximately 1200 students attending SAD #4 schools…

My Maine Stories

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s