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Historical Items

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Item 20142

Horse shoeing shop advertisement, Wiscasset, 1874

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1874 Location: Wiscasset Media: Ink on paper

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Item 22083

C.E. Monohon, Horse Shoeing and Jobbing

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Mount Desert; Mount Desert; Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 14080

Viner's Shoe Crew

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1943 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 36834

59-65 Clark Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Egnac Bakiewitz Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 35761

2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert S Rines Use: Stores & Offices

Item 38934

557 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hutchinson Shoe Co. Use: Mercantile


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Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.


John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.


The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Cotton Mill & Johnson Shoe Citations

1975: N. pag. Potter, Betty. “Hallowell Shoe Industry Booms.” Kennebec Journal 1930: N. pag. Potter, Betty.

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Historic Hallowell - The Johnson Shoe Bros.

The Johnson Shoe Bros. The Jarnes-Hamburger Factory closed down, Twin Johnson Brothers soon found, A building made from wood with a brick…

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Historic Hallowell - The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company

The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company These days, there aren’t many major factories in our communities.

My Maine Stories

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My paper making history
by Rick Simoneau

The history of my grandfather, father, and I working in the mills instilled a sense of community


Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage


My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.