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Historical Items

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Item 19577

Danforth Railroad Bridge, 1907

Contributed by: An individual through East Grand School Date: 1907 Location: Danforth Media: Postcard

Item 1049

Rebuilding the old railroad bridge, Norridgewock, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Item 10025

Railroad bridge construction, Fish River, 1902

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: 1902 Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

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Student Exhibit: Somerset Railroad

The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

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.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Suspension bridge, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 59556 infoStrong Historical Society Crossing the bridge over the Sandy River took you into…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Tri-Span Bridge, Strong, ca. 1965 Item 69111 infoStrong Historical Society Completed in August 1965, this bridge began the latest…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Walk bridge in place for workers after old bridge removed, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68683 infoStrong Historical Society It was…