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Historical Items

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Item 26632

Thomaston Academy, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 26594

Thomaston Academy with added wings, Thomaston, after 1924

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 26633

Thomaston High School, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Thomaston Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Library

… 04861 (207) 354-2453 TPL@thomaston.lib.me.us www.thomaston.lib.me.us The Thomaston Public Library is located in the historic Thomaston Academy…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Hotels in Thomaston

Hotels in Thomaston Knox Hotel, Thomaston, ca. 1871Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society In addition to numerous boarding houses…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Home

The Thomaston Narrative tells the story of Thomaston, from our beginnings as a settlement called 'Lincoln' to modern day.