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Historical Items

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Item 18378

Wedding party, Lewiston, 1897

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: 1897 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 8776

Wadsworth-Longfellow House backyard, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 23768

Back door, Wadsworth-Lonfgfellow House, 1902

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1902 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Summer's Favorite Game

Baseball often is called the National Pastime. For many people, baseball is encountered in the backyard and down the street, a game played by a few or the full contingent of a team.

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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.

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

Site Pages

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington's Agricultural Pursuits

Many backyards, such as that of Dr. Lafayette Perkins (116 Main St., now the home of Frank and Luanne Underkuffler) had gardens and grew grapes.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Bob's Bears

The mind dims as to the actual year. From the backyard of our home on Short Wharf, I heard some unusual woofing or growling noises coming from the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Adventures in Aroostook County - Page 2 of 3

In their uncle’s backyard there was an apple tree, with one apple on it. He told the boys not to pick that apple, “or we’d get our butts kicked.”…