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Historical Items

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Item 80778

Gold from seawater factory, Lubec, 1898

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Lubec Media: Newspaper

Item 104302

Recipe for reusing rose petals, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 75139

Want ad for female truck drivers, Brewer, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Maine Folklife Center, Univ. of Maine Date: circa 1943 Location: Brewer Media: Newspaper

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.


A Convenient Soldier: The Black Guards of Maine

The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.


Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 84-107

He leaves politics temporarily with clipping a clipping of an account he wrote in 1876 about Bangor's failure to properly deal with streets and…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo Raynes remembrance of trip around Cape Horn

…   Alonzo Raynes remembrance This newspaper clipping from an unidentified California newspaper is a "late tribute" to Alonzo Raynes, John…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 00-29

Some are jokes or seemingly random items that relate to fashion, strange events, or other topics in the news. Most of the clippings in this section…

My Maine Stories

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Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine