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Item 76186

Million Dollar Bridge, Portland, ca. 1916

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks Date: circa 1916 Location: Portland; South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 25156

Million Dollar Bridge, Portland, ca. 1916

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1916 Location: Portland Media: Postcard

Item 13928

Waldo Hancock Bridge Prize Announced

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1932-06-09 Location: Prospect; Verona Media: Newspaper, ink on paper


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The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.


Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

… he prepared for potential investors, “Millions of dollars in gold were flowing through Lubec Narrows every single day.” He and his boyhood friend…

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Guilford, Maine - MANUFACTURING - Page 2 of 2

… added a new addition which was over $8 million dollars. That was just offices. M.L. Hussey Woolen Company Mill, Guilford, 1918Item Contributed…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

Causing roughly $10 million dollars in damage by today's standards, the fire stopped just short of the Somesville Bridge and is one of the worst…