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Historical Items

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Item 35538

Marble Works, Alfred, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Parsons Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Alfred Media: Phototransparency

Item 26077

Johnston Marble Works, Limerick, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Limerick Media: Glass Negative

Item 16711

The Marble Works, Sanford, ca 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Art of the People: Folk Art in Maine

For many different reasons people saved and carefully preserved the objects in this exhibit. Eventually, along with the memories they hold, the objects were passed to the Maine Historical Society. Object and memory, serve as a powerful way to explore history and to connect to the lives of people in the past.

Exhibit

Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

Exhibit

Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Thompson's Memorial

Thompson in 1886. The marble shop created memorial works, including headstones and gravestones. After Thompson died in 1912, Frank Barney, his son…

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

When dressed it was almost as white as marble, and when polished its surface glittered like diamonds.

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Historic Hallowell - Carvers and Quarrymen

As a youth Protasio worked in the marble quarries of Carrara famous for providing the stone used by Michaelangelo among others.

My Maine Stories

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Story

A Story in a Stick
by Jim Moulton

A story about dowsing for a well in Bowdoin