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Historical Items

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Item 26669

Watts Block, Thomaston, 1890

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27826

Creighton Limekilns, Thomaston, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 26629

The Strout House, Thomaston, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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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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.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Captain Samuel Watts House

Captain Watts first built a substantial cape style Greek Revival on Knox Street in which he and his family lived in 1842.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architecture

1960Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Thomaston has long been known for the impressive homes lining its tree-lined streets.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Narrative

When Captain John Smith voyaged to Monhegan on fishing excursions some nine years later, he created a map indicating the area on the Georges River as…