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Historical Items

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Item 21705

Three Men Shoveling Snow, Sanford, 1918

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: 1918 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 20380

Wallace Martin Pettengill shoveling snow, Freeport, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Freeport Media: Photographic print

Item 14216

Orphan boys shoveling coal, Fairfield, ca. 1900

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1900 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.


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.


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.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

She used her shovel to dig, and tenderly placed a bulb. A shiny glint caught her attention. A button! What would this be doing in the soil? It must…

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

… to call out all available men in town to help shovel the streets.” On Tuesday 40 high school boys assisted 100 men.

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational

… the tools of their trade– a peavey, an ax, and a shovel. Firefighter, Skowhegan, ca. 1860Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society During…

My Maine Stories

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My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.


Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.