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Historical Items

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Item 10477

Pickering Square Fire, Bangor, 1891

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1891-03-29 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 31240

Hook and ladder at Pickering Square fire, Bangor, 1891

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1891-03-29 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 34557

Haymarket Square, Bangor, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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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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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

My Maine Stories

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Story

Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old
by Phyllis A. Blackstone

A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s