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Historical Items

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Item 98800

PASS Alarm, Waldoboro, ca. 1980

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1980 Location: Waldoboro Media: Plastic, Electronics

Item 16158

Abraham Lincoln engraving, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Media: Ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

As technology evolved pumping devices, known as "hand tubs", were created which were able to propel a spray of water upon fires.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR