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Aroostook Board of Trade organizes potato donation, Caribou, 1914

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1914-11-16 Location: Bangor; Caribou Media: Ink on Paper

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Board of Trade clam bake, Biddeford Pool, 1903

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1903-09-30 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

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Board of Trade Building, Portland, 1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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32-34 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Board of Trade Building Assn. Use: Office


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Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.


Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Lincoln, Maine - W.A. Brown: Jack of all trades

W.A. Brown: Jack of all trades Responses from students in Mr. Koscuiszka's class can be viewed below: Amanda McIntyre "Research your topic and…

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City of Brewer

Brewer is the gateway to coastal communities and Acadia National Park. The city along with Bangor also serves as a trading and distribution center for the coastal areas and towns and cities to the north with the total region having a population of approximately 250,000 people.

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Historic Hallowell - Learn how you can help! Contact Us

… Historic Hallowell c/o Hallowell Area Board of Trade PO Box 246 Hallowell, ME 04347 You may leave a message at the Hallowell Info Phone, a service…

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls


Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving