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Historical Items

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Item 21140

Bear trap, New Sweden, ca. 1900

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: New Sweden Media: steel

Item 11128

Sable trap, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 13579

Bear dead fall trap, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 90188

Griffin property, Cliff Island Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Stephen H. Griffin Use: Dwelling & Store

Exhibits

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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People, Pets & Portraits

Informal family photos often include family pets -- but formal, studio portraits and paintings also often feature one person and one pet, in formal attire and pose.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Cyclone of 1895

… Grover’s Grocery Store was struck with a mass of rubble. Little Vigril White was trapped inside the store when this happening occurred.

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Historic Hallowell - The Cyclone of 1895

… Grover’s Grocery Store was struck with a mass of rubble. Little Vigril White was trapped inside the store when this happening occurred.

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Historic Hallowell - The Cyclone of 1895

A horse had gotten trapped inside a compartment made by scattered debris. This little compartment was barely bigger than it's stable.

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

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The tradition of lobstering
by Sadie Samuels

I learned to fish from my Dad and will lobster the rest of my life

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War