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Historical Items

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Item 16478

Maple Sap Spile, c. 1910

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum (Houlton Museum) Date: circa 1910 Media: Steel

Item 14617

Wood spiles, Fort Kent, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fort Kent Media: Wood

Item 103966

Maple sugar mold, Greenville, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Greenville Media: Wood


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A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


Maine Sweets: Confections and Confectioners

From chocolate to taffy, Mainers are inventive with our sweet treats. In addition to feeding our sweet tooth, it's also an economic driver for the state.


William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Expands - 1805 to 1846

In 1846, in just three weeks, 2,000 elms and rock maple trees were planted throughout the village. A little over a century later, many of these trees

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Stephen Titcomb and the Settlement of the Sandy River Valley

… and as spring approached he tapped his maple trees and made maple sugar and syrup for his family.

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Guilford, Maine - Historic Buildings - Page 2 of 2

The large maple trees are gone but the building still looks the same today. The building location now has an address of 10 North Main Street.

My Maine Stories

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Passamaquoddy Maple, reaching back to our ancestral roots
by Marie Harnois

Tribally owned Passamaquoddy Maple is an economic and cultural heritage opportunity