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Historical Items

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Item 20465

Home Clarion stove, Bangor, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Littleton; Bangor Media: cast iron, nickle

Item 100190

Franklin-style stove, Portland, ca. 1830

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1830 Location: Camden Media: Cast iron, brass

Item 23733

Boy Scouts, Falmouth Foreside, 1921

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1921 Location: Falmouth Media: Glass Negative


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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.


A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.


How Sweet It Is

Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… workers would sit around the only wood or coal stove in the house. They would tell their stories playing cribbage or relaxing reading the news…

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Historic Hallowell - Energy

For heating, they used coal stoves, fireplaces, wood stoves and hot air furnaces. They didn’t use oil, so basically everything was run off of coal or…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - The History of Laundry, Aroostook County Style - Page 2 of 2

… their clothes in the basement next to the wood stove. This process took a good portion of the day. Drying took all day.

My Maine Stories

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey