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Historical Items

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Item 10879

Silas W. Taber's business card, c. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Houlton Media: Paper

Item 12582

Business women's convention, Portland, 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1925 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 76133

Horatio Jose on Portland business opportunities, 1863

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1863 Location: Portland; New Orleans; Boston; Worcester Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 54489

Assessor's Record, 293 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Hersey Corporation Use: Vulcanizing Room

Item 54512

Assessor's Record, 343-349 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Miles B. Mank Motor Car Company Use: Oil House

Item 54513

Assessor's Record, 343-349 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Miles B. Mank Motor Car Company Use: Runway

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109328

Paine Hotel and Business Complex, urban renewal site B-11, study, Bangor, 1972-1973

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972–1973 Location: Bangor Owner: Paine Hotel and Business Complex Commission Type: Architecture

Item 109334

Thomas U. Coe estate store & office building, Bangor, 1928

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928 Location: Bangor; Bangor Owner: Thomas U. Coe Commission Type: Architecture

Item 109150

Eaton W. Tarbell and Associates office alterations, Bangor, 1945-1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1945–1948 Location: Bangor Owner: Eaton W. Tarbell and Associates Commission Type: Architecture

Exhibits

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

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Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Businesses

Businesses Businesses large and small have contributed to the growth Presque Isle.

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Guilford, Maine - BUSINESSES - Page 1 of 3

BUSINESSES History of Businesses by: Piscataquis Community Middle School 8th Grade students Included in the next 3 pages: Davis Brothers…

My Maine Stories

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30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine

Story

The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Becoming Maine: The District of Maine's Coastal Economy

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce students to the maritime economy of Maine prior to statehood and to the Coasting Law that impacted the separation debate. Students will examine primary documents, take part in an activity that will put the Coasting Law in the context of late 18th century – early 19th century New England, and learn about how the Embargo Act of 1807 affected Maine in the decades leading to statehood.

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: The Maine Shipyard

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students a close-up look at historical operations behind Maine's famed shipbuilding and shipping industries. Students will examine primary sources including letters, bills of lading, images, and objects, and draw informed hypotheses about the evolution of the seafaring industry and its impact on Maine’s communities over time.

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Black History and the History of Slavery in Maine

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12, Postsecondary Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson presents an overview of the history of the Black community in Maine and the U.S., including Black people who were enslaved in Maine, Maine’s connections to slavery and the slave trade, a look into the racism and discrimination many Black people in Maine have experienced, and highlights selected histories of Black people, demonstrating the longevity of their experiences and contributions to the community and culture in Maine.