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Historical Items

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Item 22290

Looking south on Route 1, Houlton, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 22286

Route 1, Houlton, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 31890

Route 1 view, Whiting, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Whiting Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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West Baldwin Methodist Church

The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.

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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

… travel lanes, where inland roads met stagecoach routes. When railroad lines were established, in later years, villages grew where train depots were…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… could take two days via a circuitous dry-land route. Because of Scarborough’s unique geography consisting of marsh and rivers, it was often quicker…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 1 of 13

… 1890s that Aroostook farmers had a more direct route to markets in Boston and New York. The demand for Maine potatoes and starch changed the…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up on a potato and dairy farm
by Paula Woodworth

Life growing up and working on a potato and dairy farm was hard work but fun in Aroostook County.

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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.

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima