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Historical Items

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Item 27475

Russell Estes and Brothers Box Shop, Farmington, 1903

Contributed by: Farmington Historical Society Date: 1903-03-31 Location: Farmington Media: Photographic print

Item 6709

Box Shop, Lovell, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Lovell Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Lovell Media: Photographic print

Item 20601

Dennison Girls or Box Shop Girls

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to 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.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Additions and New Wing - 1824 to 1843

… May 16, 1841 an early morning fire consumed two shops in the yard of the State Prison. The leather, carriages and corn stored within were…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

When the demand increased they also contracted teens and retired folks to assemble boxes at their home shops.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

When the demand increased they also contracted teens and retired folks to assemble boxes at their home shops.

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

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Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars