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Historical Items

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Item 30876

Bank Square and South Main Street, Guilford, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 80511

Abbott House atop Abbott Hill, Dixfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Dixfield Media: Postcard

Item 30971

Memorial Day Parade, Guilford, 1911

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1911-05-30 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 64736

17 Myrtle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of James A. Martin Use: Undertaking Rooms


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Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.


La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.


J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.

Site Pages

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Town of Topsham History Committee

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building of Arts: By Josh Howie

… to everyone who may have an interest in such an undertaking, but formed, however, not for the purpose of investment but for the furtherance of the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Dr. Charles Snell, Bangor, ca. 1867

… "to show how near I can draw or represent when I undertake it in good earnest." Martin, an accountant and shopkeeper, beginning in 1864 wrote and…

My Maine Stories

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2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

Lesson Plans

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Longfellow Studies: "The Poet's Tale - The Birds of Killingworth"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This poem is one of the numerous tales in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Tales of the Wayside Inn. The collection was published in three parts between 1863 and 1873. This series of long narrative poems were written by Longfellow during the most difficult personal time of his life. While mourning the tragic death of his second wife (Fanny Appleton Longfellow) he produced this ambitious undertaking. During this same period he translated Dante's Inferno from Italian to English. "The PoetÂ’s Tale" is a humorous poem with a strong environmental message which reflects Longfellow's Unitarian outlook on life.