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Item 20623

Station Road, New Sweden, ca. 1938

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1938 Location: New Sweden Media: Photographic print

Item 21759

Nylander samlat 7, New Sweden, 1922

Contributed by: Nylander Museum Date: 1922 Location: New Sweden; Gothenburg Media: Photographic print

Item 20224

Bangor & Aroostook Railroad Station, New Sweden, ca. 1930

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

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400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

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New Sweden Historical Society

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Maine Railroads

… and Aroostook, or B&A, had train stations in New Sweden Station, Jempland, and Stockholm. Passengers rode the train to shop.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The Colony Continues to Grow, 1874 - 1900

1920Item Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society New Sweden StationItem Contributed byNew Sweden Historical Society In 1899 the Bangor and…