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Historical Items

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Item 9901

Wantage Rule fitted into a box, 1720

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1720 Location: Berwick Media: Boxwood, brass, ribbon

Item 21224

Wood grain measures, New Sweden, ca. 1880

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood

Item 20397

Pelvis Calipers PreDelivery Measurement

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: Fryeburg Media: Metal


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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.


Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.


Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

She measured 739 tons. Her keel was built of oak from the trees of Biddeford and surrounding York County.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

… Educational Society With strict conservation measures the lobster industry has remained healthy along the Maine coast from Kittery north including…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… sloop was in 1870 the Sawer Bait out of Yarmouth measured 55 feet long. To get an idea of how big some of the masts were, the leach of the sail…

My Maine Stories

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Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving


My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life