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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

Online 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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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.

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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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In an Old, Abandoned Island House, I Found my Mentor and my Muse
by Robin Clifford Wood

An aspiring writer finds inspiration and a mentor from the past in an old island home.

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down