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Historical Items

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Item 6687

Lewiston Falls, flood of 1936

Contributed by: Androscoggin Historical Society Date: circa 1936 Location: Lewiston; Auburn Media: Photographic print

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Pepperell Mill canal, Biddeford, 2017

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1842 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital photograph

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Hiramdale Falls, Belfast, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.


Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.


Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

… need of a trip to Alaska!” (The Alaskan Gold Rush was in full swing at this time, the major difference being that actual gold was being found…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

… Confusion bore conflicting accounts in the rush to rescue. The Lubec Herald says that “”Miss Stella Burhoe plunged in and succeeded in saving…

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

“Remembering that caution I dropped my surveying instrument before I hit the water,” said Chandler.

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey