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Historical Items

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Item 15376

Camps, Spider Lake, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Lantern slide

Item 8336

Trout Brook Farm, Piscataquis County, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Trout Brook Twp. Media: Photographic print

Item 15372

Near Munsungan Lake, Piscataquis County, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: T8 R10 WELS Media: Lantern slide

Exhibits

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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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Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - RESOURCES

Piscataquis River Festival Lilac Capital of Maine Chicadee Capital of Maine Friends of COMMUNITY FITNESS Villages of Piscataquis County HOME

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Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 3 of 5

PCHS also offered a baseball team. Today, Piscataquis Community High School is located at 9 Campus Drive, while Piscataquis Community Middle School…