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Keywords: Old Homesteads

Historical Items

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Item 34145

Old Homesteads in Scarborough, ca. 1950s

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Scarborough; Scarborough Media: Ink on paper, photograph

Item 16068

Old Homestead Maine potatoes bag; Somerville, Massachusetts, c. 1980

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1980 Location: Somerville Media: Paper

Item 15809

Old Homestead Ginger Beer, Saint Stephen and Calais, c. 1900

Contributed by: Kings Landing Historical Settlement Date: circa 1900 Location: Calais; St. Stephen Media: Ceramic, stoneware

Tax Records

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Item 88186

Cook property, N. Side Island Avenue, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Marianna Cook Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 83009

Twomey property, S. Side Seashore, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edward P. Twomey Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Independence and Challenges: The Life of Hannah Pierce

Hannah Pierce (1788-1873) of West Baldwin, who remained single, was the educated daughter of a moderately wealthy landowner and businessman. She stayed at the family farm throughout her life, operating the farm and her various investments -- always in close touch with her siblings.

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.

Site Pages

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Site Page

John Martin: Expert Observer - Old Bill, gundalow crossing Penobscot River, Bangor, 1846

Old Bill, gundalow crossing Penobscot River, Bangor, 1846 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John…

Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

Harbor Cottage served first as family homestead for A.C. and Emily Savage who had eight children of their own.

Site Page

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

… National Historic Site 1880 - the Old Original Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, brother of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, probably made…

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

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A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.