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Historical Items

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Item 29200

Hallowell Granite Works stone yard, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 25986

Quarry Workers At Mount Waldo, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1860 Location: Frankfort Media: Photographic print

Item 25987

Quarry Workers At Mount Waldo, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1850 Location: Frankfort Media: Photographic Copy of Stereo Card

Exhibits

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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.

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting

Ice cutting industries, specifically Gardiner ice cutting industry cut ice off of the Kennebec River, during the cold winter seasons when the ice was…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook

Occasionally, brick or stone-walled ice houses were built into a bank of earth with an entrance facing the north.

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Cutting and Ice Houses on the Bombahook

Occasionally, brick or stone-walled ice houses were built into a bank of earth with an entrance facing the north.

My Maine Stories

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

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