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Item 8556

Old Toll House, Skowhegan, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1890 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9155

Toll House for Skowhegan Bridge Co.

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 36020

Old Toll House, Skowhegan, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1880 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Evergreens and a Jolly Old Elf

Santa Claus and evergreens have been common December additions to homes, schools, businesses, and other public places to America since the mid nineteenth century. They are two symbols of the Christian holiday of Christmas whose origins are unrelated to the religious meaning of the day.

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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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Scarborough: They Answered the Call

Scarborough met every quota set by the state for supplying Civil War soldiers for Union regiments. Some of those who responded became prominent citizens of the town.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First Penobscot Bridge, Bangor, ca. 1846

He labeled the toll house, Skinner's Store, and the Draw. Martin (1823-1864) began in 1864 writing a Journal about his life and experiences.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The Civil War/Reconstruction Era as Experienced in Biddeford & Saco - Page 14 of 17

The ensuing joblessness and poverty took their toll. The cities faced a huge debt crisis and many citizens refused to pay the tax assessments imposed…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… the current path of Route 1, and was funded by toll rates, eight cents for a horse and twenty-five cents for a stagecoach.