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Historical Items

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Item 100274

Edward T Pilsbury, Scarborough, ca. 1864

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: circa 1864 Location: Scarborough Media: Carte de visite

Item 16497

Knox Memorial Mansion, Thomaston, ca. 1931

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: circa 1931 Location: Thomaston Media: Postcard

Item 34302

Addition to Lincoln Memorial Library, Lincoln, ca. 1962

Contributed by: Alan & Gloria Edwards through Lincoln Historical Society Date: circa 1962 Location: Lincoln Media: Photographic print


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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


Silk Manufacturing in Westbrook

Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.


Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Thursday Club

… complications as a result of the burning and reconstruction efforts of the City Building meant that the Club was soon meeting at various locations…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Perry Opera House

It burned down again in 1946, and was reconstructed as the W.T. Grant Law Offices in 1953. It is still this way today.

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Wilson Museum

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My Maine Stories

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life