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Historical Items

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Item 10404

Main line coal tower in Oakfield, c. 1945

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Oakfield Media: Photographic print

Item 10459

Bangor and Aroostook Oakfield yard, 1935

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Oakfield Media: Photographic print

Item 17996

Removing ice from switch, Oakfield, c. 1960

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Oakfield Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Exhibit

Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… a brick utility shed, originally storing heating coal. Steam powered the 19th Century, and eventually fog signals at lighthouses.

Site Page

Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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