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Historical Items

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Item 17132

Moses bed, Littleton, c. 1910

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Littleton Media: Grass

Item 14457

Bed wrench, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1820 Media: Cast iron

Item 23034

Rope bed, Mapleton, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Haystack Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Mapleton Media: Wood, rope

Exhibits

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Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon

Alonzo Garcelon of Lewiston was a physician, politician, businessman, and civic leader when he became Maine's surgeon general during the Civil War, responsible for ensuring regiments had surgeons, for setting up a regimental hospital in Portland, and generally concerned with the well-being of Maine soldiers.

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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community

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Maine Medical Center, Bramhall Campus

Maine Medical Center, founded as Maine General Hospital, has dominated Portland’s West End since its construction in 1871 on Bramhall Hill. As the medical field grew in both technological and social practice, the facility of the hospital also changed. This exhibit tracks the expansion and additions to that original building as the hospital adapted to its patients’ needs.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

… Baird's Quarry Quarry equipment in a truck bed, Swan's Island, 2003 Item 70651 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A piece of quarrying…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 3 of 13

The top of the bed would move toward the back, allowed the bed of the digger to sift the dirt from the row, leaving the potatoes (and rocks) to fall…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Craftsman

… "sleep tight" had its origins in the times when bed frames had a knotted rope grid to support a mattress pad.

My Maine Stories

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Welimahskil: Sweet grass
by Suzanne Greenlaw

Weaving Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and western science around Sweetgrass

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Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.