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Historical Items

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Item 8736

North Waterford World's Fair, 1906

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Waterford Media: Postcard

Item 57182

Elise F. White World's Fair pass, New York, 1939

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1939 Location: New York Media: Ink on paper, photograph

Item 18302

Military family from Dow Field at the Bangor State Fair

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: 1944-08-01 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111319

Maine Building for Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1903–1904 Location: St. Louis Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Fair Season: Crops, Livestock, and Entertainment

Agricultural fairs, intended to promote new techniques and better farming methods, have been held since the early 19th century. Before long, entertainments were added to the educational focus of the early fairs.


The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Commercial article on World's Fair contest

… a contest in 1893, offering trips to the World's Fair -- the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

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Lincoln, Maine - Ballard Hill School, Lincoln, ca. 1930

Burr, 4th grade; Mrs. Whittier, 5th grade; Miss Fairly, 6th grade; Miss Graves, 7th grade; Miss Adams, 8th grade; Mr.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Meet Blue Hill's Project Team

… class contributed the exhibit on the Blue Hill Fair. The George Stevens Academy . George Stevens is an independent high school grounded in a…

My Maine Stories

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Saga of a Sub Chaser S.C. 268 along Maine Coast

A look back at a Sub Chaser Crew on duty along the Maine coastline near the end of World War I


How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.


Spiros Droggitis: From Biddeford to Washington DC and back
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A Greek family's impact: from the iconic Wonderbar Restaurant to Washington DC