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Historical Items

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Item 16657

Douglas C-5A, Presque Isle, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: circa 1943 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 16669

Douglas C-54, Presque Isle, 1945

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1945 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 33623

Captain Gordon, pilot, and 'Flying Torah,' Bangor, 1945

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1945 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.

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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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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.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… British troops, victorious over the 10th Militia Division of Massachusetts in a rout in nearby Hampden, traveled up the Penobscot River and…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars