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Historical Items

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Item 18289

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Crew Cars, Brownvville, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Brownville Media: Photographic print

Item 102096

Racing cars at Bass Park track, Bangor, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bangor Media: Photoprint

Item 14492

Bangor and Aroostook Outfit Cars, Fort Kent, c. 1952

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1952 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37285

102-104 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Elias Thomas Use: Store

Item 52773

112-118 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of John P. Sullivan Use: Apartments & Stores

Item 86334

92 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Store

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109443

Boiler Room, Coal Pockets, Pest House, Hose House for Maine Insane Hospital, Augusta, 1895-1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1895–1907 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: G. M. Coombs; Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Item 109440

Insane Hospital buildings, Augusta; Vinylhaven, 1893-1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1893–1907 Location: Vinylhaven; Augusta; Vinylhaven Client: State of Maine Architect: George M. Coombs; Coombs, Gibbs, and Wilkinson Architects

Online Exhibits

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Exhibit

Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

Exhibit

Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lincoln, Maine - Cars, Model T

Cars and trucks are made differently. Cars and trucks are made more professionally, and they can be very luxurious.

Site Page

Seashore Trolley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site Page

John Martin: Expert Observer - First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889

First electric railroad car in Bangor, 1889 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The first electric…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

Story

My career as a chemical engineer for S.D. Warren Paper Company
by Charles Dodge

I worked in S.D. Warren's laboratory, and developed paper coatings, like Ultracast technology

Story

Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.