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Item 75127

Welcome to Jay sign, ca. 1986

Contributed by: Maine's Paper & Heritage Museum Date: circa 1986 Location: Jay Media: Photographic print

Item 80804

Welcome to Mexico sign, ca. 2008

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: circa 2008 Location: Mexico Media: Wood, metal

Item 11541

Welcome sign, Kittery Navy Yard, c. 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1898 Location: Kittery; Portsmouth Media: Photographic print


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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.


Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Welcome to New Portland!

Welcome to New Portland! New Portland Town Sign X Welcome to New Portland! Here at our site, you can explore many different historical…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Item 64113 infoStrong Historical Society This sign welcomed all to "Cross Bridge and Visit the Largest Toothpick Center in the World." Millions…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Introduction

… Route 1A entering Hampden have been welcomed by signs depicting Dorothea Dix and Hannibal Hamlin. However, long before these famous Mainers came to…

My Maine Stories

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey