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Keywords: Public Works

Historical Items

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Item 103783

Snow loader, Portland, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1935-11-13 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 12053

Johansen, Oakley, and Sherwood Streets, Portland, 1934

Contributed by: City of Portland Dept. of Public Works Date: 1934 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 33336

Dam and Water Works, Bangor, ca. 1881

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1881 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109738

Lewiston Water Works, Pump House, Gate House, Pipe House, Lewiston, 1878

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1878 Location: Lewiston Client: Lewiston Water Works Architect: Stevens and Coombs Architects

Item 109731

Lewiston Water Works Electric Light Station and Gate, Lewiston, 1878-1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1878–1907 Location: Lewiston Client: Lewiston Water Works Architect: George M. Coombs; Stevens and Coombs Architects

Item 110183

US Naval Receiving Station additions and alterations, Portland, 1940-1944

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940–1944 Location: Portland Client: Public Works Office Architect: United States Navy Bureau of Yards and Docks

Online Exhibits

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Site Pages

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City of Portland Department of Public Works

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Site Page

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Works Cited

Aylesbury: Shire Publications, 1976. Historic Hampden. 1944. History of Penobscot County Maine with illustrations and biographical sketches.

Site Page

Princeton Public Library

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My Maine Stories

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Black Lives Matter Protest Portland, Maine
by Joanne Arnold

Documenting the signage at Portland Police Station following the BLM Protests of June 2020

Story

How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.

Story

My Paper Industry career and setting up a museum
by Sherry Judd

I worked in and around the Paper Industry all my life. Now I run Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

How Do Communities Represent Themselves

Grade Level: K-2 Content Area: Social Studies
Students learn about historical and current flags of Maine and work in small groups to create flags to represent their classroom/school communities.

Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: "Haunted Houses"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Longfellow's collection The Courtship of Miles Standish and other Poems was published in 1858. It sold 250,000 copies in two months and over 10.000 copies in London on the first day; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was extremely popular during his lifetime. "Haunted Houses" is a work from that collection. It is a poem that is especially appealing around Halloween. The poem welcomes the reader to a place where "The spirit-world around the world of sense floats like an atmosphere . . ."

Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: "Christmas Bells"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
The words of this poem are more commonly known as the lyrics to a popular Christmas Carol of the same title. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote "Christmas Bells" in December of 1863 as the Civil War raged. It expresses his perpetual optimism and hope for the future of mankind. The poem's lively rhythm, simple rhyme and upbeat refrain have assured its popularity through the years.