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Historical Items

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Item 18052

Night Operators, Lewiston

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Item 18091

Switchboard operators, Lewiston, ca. 1893

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: circa 1893 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Item 18051

Switchboard operators, Lewiston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

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Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

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Early Fish Canneries in Brooklin

By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

To place a call one would "ring-up" the operator and tell her who you wanted to call. The operator would connect to and "ring" the receiver's line.

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

As such, he was responsible for the entire operation of the terminal connecting the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

As such, he was responsible for the entire operation of the terminal connecting the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.

Story

I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

Story

Orphanage on Revere Street
by anonymous

An orphanage operated by a Mrs. Oliver on 54 Revere Street in Portland, Maine in 1930.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Maine Governors

Grade Level: Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
Students will learn about the people who have occupied the office of Governor and how the Office of Governor operates. The students will understand the different hats and relationships that the Governor has.

Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.