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Historical Items

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Item 102745

Main Street, Coopers Mills, Whitefield, ca. 1910

Contributed by: An individual through Whitefield Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Whitefield Media: Postcard

Item 80804

Welcome to Mexico sign, ca. 2008

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: circa 2008 Location: Mexico Media: Wood, metal

Item 21430

Remains of Sanford Light & Water Company Standpipe, Hanson's Ridge, Sanford, 1904

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: 1904-11-17 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116423

Pike Memorial Hall, Cornish, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Cornish Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.


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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Skowhegan Community History - The Skowhegan Island

… settlements, Skowhegan Island was used as a route by Native Americans on their annual trip to the seacoast.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford

Before 1800 there were 17 sawmills around the falls, cutting an estimated 50,000 feet of boards every day.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Fixing Borders on the Land: The Northeastern Boundary in Treaties and Local Reality, 1763-1842 - Page 3 of 5

… Bay was resolved expeditiously in 1816-17. Pragmatic recognition of settlement on the ground led Moose Island (the location of modern-day Eastport…

My Maine Stories

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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


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey