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Historical Items

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Item 20315

Traffic control, Portland, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 16671

Air traffic controller, Presque Isle, 1945

Contributed by: Presque Isle Air Museum Date: 1945-06-04 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 11086

Air traffic controllers on strike, Portland, 1981

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1981-08-10 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Rum, Riot, and Reform - 1820 to 1865: Temperance and the Maine Law

"… Law never succeeded in destroying the liquor traffic or public thirst. Dow's own reputation was severely threatened in 1855 when he ordered the…"


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

"… and World War II: 1930-1950 As automobile traffic steadily increased after WWI, Bath experienced a number of highway modifications that would have…"

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

"… trade and markets led to an increase in ship traffic and the need for improved navigational aids."

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

"… that the Governor Brann was too small for the traffic, so in February, 1937 it was taken out for two months to be worked on."

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.