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Historical Items

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Item 8008

Log bunk for Somerset Railroad, 1906

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 7399

Camp Winnebago Bunk 1, 1947

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: 1947 Location: Fayette Media: Photographic print

Item 7398

Bunk 1 occupants from 1947, Camp Winnebago, 1995

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: 1995 Location: Fayette Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 40042

959-963 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co. Use: Bunk House

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

Exhibit

This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Exhibit

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Charles K. Savage (1903-1979): The View from Asticou - Page 3 of 6

… moved out of their bedrooms for the summer to bunk in with aunts and uncles while the parents hosted guests in their homes.

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Sweat on the Kennebec ~ Hallowell Steam and Boom Company

Unmarked logs were free for the taking. Bunk houses with adjoining cook and mess shacks were erected on rafts and anchored on the Chelsea side of the…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Lowell's General Store, Commerce, & the Railroad

… had sawdust insulation in the walls and an ice bunk in the center. The wooden egg cases were kept cool, awaiting shipment to Boston markets.

My Maine Stories

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Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down