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Historical Items

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Item 10856

Aroostook Pioneer, newspaper building, Houlton, c. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 14496

Model Train Races, Houlton, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 15394

Houlton Grange stage curtain, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Houlton Grange Date: circa 1930 Location: Houlton; Springfield Media: Paint on canvas

Online Exhibits

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Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.


Indians at the Centennial

Passamaquoddy Indians from Washington County traveled to Portland in 1920 to take part in the Maine Centennial Exposition. They set up an "Indian Village" at Deering Oaks Park.


Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

That Pioneer Spirit written by Bonnie Gray and Dottie Murchison revisions by Jeannette King, Mark Koscuiszka, Julie Housum, and Donna Vigue…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Phair House, the Bellstead and the Social Security Building

Phair was a Presque Isle pioneer and a wealthy man. Phair was known as the “Starch King” because he was in the potato starch business.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Savage Family of Mount Desert

This is a record of one of these earliest white pioneer clans, the Savage family, who settled on Bingham Heirs’s Lot #67 in a hamlet they called…

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII