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Historical Items

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Item 101081

Horses pulling log sled, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Media: Photographic print

Item 78801

Winter Slate Mining, Monson, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Item 78794

Slate Quarry in winter, Monson, ca. 1890

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

Exhibits

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Exhibit

The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

Exhibit

Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 2 of 2

Most of the settlers were employed farming, fishing or both. Some traded with the native populations, and there was a carpenter and a few mechanics…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Winter Fun

… Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Winters would also be a time to find islanders joining in winter sports of an informal nature.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Winter in Lubec Winter view of Lubec, from the International Bridge. Photo courtesy of KodaYoda Enterprises, LLC.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay

Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

Story

A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference