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Historical Items

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Item 20465

Home Clarion stove, Bangor, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Littleton; Bangor Media: cast iron, nickle

Item 100190

Franklin-style stove, Portland, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1830 Location: Camden Media: Cast iron, brass

Item 23733

Boy Scouts, Falmouth Foreside, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1921 Location: Falmouth Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 59788

Assessor's Record, 55-63 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Stove Foundry Company Use: Office

Item 59790

Assessor's Record, 55-63 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Stove Foundry Company Use: Shed - Storage

Item 59791

Assessor's Record, 55-63 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Stove Foundry Company Use: Garage

Exhibits

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Exhibit

How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.

Site Pages

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Site Page

John Martin: Expert Observer - Lamps and stove, John Martin store, Bangor, 1864

Lamps and stove, John Martin store, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description Two kerosene…

Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… workers would sit around the only wood or coal stove in the house. They would tell their stories playing cribbage or relaxing reading the news…

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Historic Hallowell - Energy

For heating, they used coal stoves, fireplaces, wood stoves and hot air furnaces. They didn’t use oil, so basically everything was run off of coal or…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

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

Story

Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman