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Historical Items

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Item 15608

Moose in the Aroostook Woods, 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Media: Photographic print

Item 22689

Moose in winter, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Glass Negative

Item 9797

Hunter with moose and two deer, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: A Friend in Need!

Sometime in the 1920s a 700 hundred pound moose fell through the ice, likely between Norridgewock and Skowhegan. She was rescued by a game warden and another man. Here is the story.

Exhibit

Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

c.1930 Item 19528 infoStockholm Historical Society Carving knives that they used to skin cattle, deer, moose, and bear.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Northeast Harbor: From Rustic to Rusticators

… have seemed like a Godsend when they noticed a moose swimming across Somes Sound. Mr. and Mrs. Manchester got into their canoe and Mr.

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Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

… trees to make containers, wigwam sheathing, and moose horns made for calling moose. They also would plant what little food that would grow…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life