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Historical Items

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Item 103609

Chief Ralph D. Brooks Sr. and Scotland Yard Officers, Portland, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1940 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 16381

Soldiers Cemetery, Hancock Barracks, Houlton

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1829 Location: Houlton Media: Digital photograph

Item 10205

Sir Harry Lauder, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint


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Student Exhibit: Bloomfield Academy

In 1842, the new Bloomfield Academy was constructed in Skowhegan. The new brick building replaced the very first Bloomfield Academy, a small wooden building that had been built in 1814 and served as the high school until 1871. After that, it housed elementary school classes until 1980.


Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.


Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 3 of 3

… but there were also quarrymen from Italy and Scotland. The town grew quickly during this time and there was a large boardinghouse run by Mrs.

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Skowhegan Community History - Bloomfield Academy

James T. Hall, a man from Scotland, was the first teacher. He was said to be rough in manner but was a successful teacher of the first class of 13…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Hugh J. Chisholm, Sr. - Page 2 of 2

… Park” in memory of his family’s origins in Scotland. Chisholm’s other interests were to develop an attractive business district to be constructed…

My Maine Stories

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.


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.