Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 1502
Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Media: Photographic print
Train Number 1 for Green Mountain Rail Road
Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print
Quarry rail, Swan's Island, ca. 1900
Contributed by: Swan's Island Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Swan's Island Media: Photographic print
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 13
Assessor's Record, 207-217 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Portland Rail Road Company Use: Air Shaft
768-784 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Portland Rail Road Company Use: Storage - Sand
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 1 of 1
Mount Pleasant House, NH, 1894
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1894 Location: Carroll Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 43
Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.
J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection
John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.
Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 285
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Presque Isle: The Star City - Canadian and Pacific Railroad
Houlton and Fort Fairfield were the first to get rail service. The residents of Presque Isle, seeing the growth brought by the railroad, were…
Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook GP-38, Presque Isle, 1991
Pictured with engine 94 is young rail enthusiast, Frederick Asam. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 6
An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania
Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021
How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-États
by Michael Parent
How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.
Alice Bertrand shares highlights from her 100+ years
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
What is it like to live through all the events that have occurred in the past 100+ years?
Lesson PlansView All Showing 1 of 1
Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.