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Historical Items

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Item 104637

Maine Turnpike toll booth, Kittery, ca. 1947

Contributed by: Maine Turnpike Authority Date: circa 1947 Location: Kittery Media: Photographic print

Item 104765

Maine Turnpike widening and modernization ground breaking, South Portland, 2000

Contributed by: Maine Turnpike Authority Date: 2000-05-09 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 104640

Crosby Farm on Payne Road, South Portland, ca. 1947

Contributed by: Maine Turnpike Authority Date: circa 1947 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Roads: From Footpaths to Super Highway

This is the Payne Road of today. The Cumberland Turnpike remained a toll road until 1855. Black Point Road, Scarborough, ca.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… William and Cyrus King, built the Cumberland Turnpike, the first turnpike in New England. It crossed the marsh between Dunstan and Oak Hill, the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 3 of 4

A toll road across the marsh between Dunstan and Oak Hill, the Cumberland Turnpike was the first turnpike in New England. Dr.