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Historical Items

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Item 15857

Springvale Depot Freight Wagon before 1908

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 66974

Maine Central Railroad, Winslow Depot, 1936

Contributed by: Winslow Historical Preservation Committee Date: 1936 Location: Winslow Media: Photographic print

Item 26657

Railroad Depot, Thomaston, 1871

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

Online Exhibits

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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955

Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description The north bound Bangor and Aroostook diesel…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Railroad

Click for Railroad Photos The new railroad had an immediate and profound impact. Mills built along the railroad made Strong the logging community it…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

Their canning shop was set-up on Depot Street with railroad access across the street. The canning shop operated for twelve years, receiving and…

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.