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Historical Items

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Item 21265

Seba Smith letter concerning tolls, 1835

Contributed by: Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society Date: 1835 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 9155

Toll House for Skowhegan Bridge Co.

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

Item 104637

Maine Turnpike toll booth, Kittery, ca. 1947

Contributed by: Maine Turnpike Authority Date: circa 1947 Location: Kittery Media: Photographic print


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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.


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.


The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Louis B. Lausier (1879-1962)

… term as mayor, this ongoing strife finally had taken its toll; he was defeated (though only by 29 votes) in the primary by Albert C. Lambert.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

The Depression had taken its toll and many of the summer homes were never rebuilt. Remnants of these early homes can still be seen near Bar Harbor.

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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.

My Maine Stories

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement