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Historical Items

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Item 67574

Election officials, Surry, 1948

Contributed by: Surry Historical Society Date: 1948 Location: Surry Media: Silver print photograph

Item 26168

Trolley, Saco, July 5, 1939

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1939-07-05 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 7846

Report of the Selectmen of the Town of Dover, 1866-1867

Contributed by: Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society Date: 1867 Location: Dover-Foxcroft Media: Paper

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Exhibits

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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.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

This period of prosperity also led to the expansion and eventual consolidation of the Lubec school system.