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Item 102246

Advertisement for the sale of fruit trees and flowers, Biddeford, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Item 22704

Brunswick snow storm, April 2, 1887

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1887-04-02 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

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Trees at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Strong, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Strong; Farmington Media: Photo negative

Tax Records

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Item 35761

2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert S Rines Use: Stores & Offices

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Scribner property, E. side Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grace E. Scribner Use: Summer Dwelling


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A Focus on Trees

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.


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.


Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

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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John Martin: Expert Observer - Martin-Raynes-Stevens Family Trees

Martin-Raynes-Stevens Family Trees John Martin's Journal begins with a genealogy for his family and that of his wife, Clara Cary.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin cone cedar tree, Bangor, 1866

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

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Passamaquoddy Maple, reaching back to our ancestral roots
by Marie Harnois

Tribally owned Passamaquoddy Maple is an economic and cultural heritage opportunity


My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.