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Historical Items

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Item 10896

Houlton Fair officials, 1914

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1914-08-25 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

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

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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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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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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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

… at Portland City Hall (Merrill Auditorium), and officially began on July 13, 1925. By 1925, the NFBPWC was an established, yet new organization.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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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