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Historical Items

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Item 82378

Veterans Conservation Corps Jefferson Camp Crews with Trucks, ca. 1934

Contributed by: Maine Conservation Corps Date: 1933 - 1935 Location: Jefferson Media: Photographic print

Item 102951

"Fruit Cake For The Trenches" recipe, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 102953

Stuffed prunes pecipe, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Maine Conservation Corps

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

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Louis B. Lausier (1879-1962)

… Public Library Lausier was a fiscally conservative Democrat and took great pride in maintaining Biddeford as a debt-free city.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - "Fly Rod" Crosby - Page 3 of 3

… outdoor heritage and grassroots efforts to conserve natural resources. Crosby was a woman engaged in the outdoor and tourism industries at a time…

My Maine Stories

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Restoring the Penobscot River
by John Banks

My role as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Indian Nation

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First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers

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How the first chapter Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine
by Doug Rawlings

Veterans for Peace was founded in Maine and is now an international movement