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Keywords: Wood Working

Historical Items

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Item 9993

Barrell Family pitcher

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1804 Location: York Media: Ceramic

Item 25897

Good Will boys sawing wood, Fairfield, 1948

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1948 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 66984

Box of Hospital Brand Applicators, ca. 1942

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1942 Location: Strong Media: Wood sticks in cardboard box

Exhibits

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Working Women of the Old Port

Women at the turn of the 20th century were increasingly involved in paid work outside the home. For wage-earning women in the Old Port section of Portland, the jobs ranged from canning fish and vegetables to setting type. A study done in 1907 found many women did not earn living wages.

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Site Pages

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Friends of Wood Island Light

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Wood Products of Strong

For a time birch pulp wood was shipped from Maine to him in Boston, but he soon realized that he needed to relocate his operations to a site where…

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Historic Hallowell - Wood Ashes or Gold Dust?

A settler could either collect and sell the plain wood ash, or they could blanch it in a large vat, and boil it down to produce pot-ash (potash).

My Maine Stories

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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.

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Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here

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One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow's Ripple Effect: Journaling With the Poet - "The Fire of Drift-Wood"

Grade Level: 6-Post-Secondary Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
This lesson is part of a series of six lesson plans that will give students the opportunity to become familiar with the works of Longfellow while reflecting upon how his works speak to their own experiences.