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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1875
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Strong Historical Society
Date: circa 1935
Location: Strong; Farmington
Media: Photo negative
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Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.
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.
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
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… Illustrations: Gardens & Trees
Martin-Raynes-Stevens Family Trees John Martin's Journal begins with a genealogy for his family and that of his wife, Clara Cary.
He wrote under the illustration, "My cone cedar tree transplanted Oct 25 1866." View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 11 View All
by Donna Cassese
I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.
by Randy Randall
Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.
by Darrin MC Mclellan
Stories of growing up Downeast