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Item 26663

Prison Corner, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27185

Prison Fire, Thomaston, 1923

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1923-09-15 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 26641

O'Brien Crocker Business Ad Card, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

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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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Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

Prison Corner, Thomaston, ca. 1871Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society The prison initiated a highly successful program of constructing…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison leaves Thomaston - 2002

Prison leaves Thomaston - 2002 SE Corner, Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Maine 2005Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society By the 21st…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is Established - 1823

Prison is Established - 1823 Dr. Rose House, Thomaston, ca. 1960sItem Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Dr.

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars