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Item 15869

Construction of the New Dam at Estes Lake, Sanford, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 20242

The Kapitoleum, New Sweden, ca. 1930

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 18357

Construction discussion, St. Dominic's Hockey Arena, Lewiston, ca. 1949

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1949 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print


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Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.


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.


KVVTI's Gilman Street Campus, 1978-1986

The Gilman Street building began its life in 1913 as Waterville High School, but served from 1978 to 1986 as the campus of Kennebec Valley Vocational Technical Institute. The building helped the school create a sense of community and an identity.

Site Pages

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Bridges of North New Portland

It is presently a two span concrete t-beam bridge constructed by the Maine State Highway commission in 1921.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

Bridge Under Construction East New PortlandItem Contributed byNew Portland Historical Society Agriculture wasn't the only business New Portland…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - North New Portland Village Schools

When the new library was built the New Portland Historical Society was given use of the area that housed the library.

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