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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 26653

Railroad workers at memorial tablet, Thomaston, ca. 1914

Mystery Corner Item What is Joe's last name?

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1914 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 1049

Rebuilding the old railroad bridge, Norridgewock, ca. 1900

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

Item 6010

Canadian Pacific Railroad at Onawa, ca. 1900

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

Online Exhibits

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Aroostook County Railroads

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.


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.


The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

… Description Photograph shows railroad workers and clerks in a Bangor and Aroostook Railroad station.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - For The Love Of Paper - Page 1 of 4

He was a very hard worker, demanding of himself and others, yet was concerned for the welfare of others, such as in adequate housing and education.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 2 of 3

Mr. Park was an active temperance worker and an able correspondent of the local papers. An excerpt from his diary reads: I packed my goods, loaded…

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

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