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Historical Items

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Item 100829

GAR ballot box, Pittsfield, ca. 1879

Contributed by: Pittsfield Historical Society Date: circa 1879 Location: Pittsfield Media: Wood, marble

Item 100826

Woman's Relief Corps ballot box, Pittsfield, ca. 1884

Contributed by: Pittsfield Historical Society Date: circa 1884 Location: Pittsfield Media: Wood, marble

Item 15759

Referendum sample ballot, 1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1936-09-14 Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Civil War Soldiers Impact Pittsfield

Although not everyone in town supported the war effort, more than 200 Pittsfield men served in Civil War regiments. Several reminders of their service remain in the town.

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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.