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Historical Items

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Item 1047

Crowd at Norridgewock

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Item 103980

Crowd in Monument Square, Portland, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 27759

Factory Island wharf crowd, 1912

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1912 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.

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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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Remembering Mellie Dunham: Snowshoe Maker and Fiddler

Alanson Mellen "Mellie" Dunham and his wife Emma "Gram" Dunham were well-known musicians throughout Maine and the nation in the early decades of the 20th century. Mellie Dunham also received fame as a snowshoe maker.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, Bangor, 1865

… to Bangor in September 1865, greeted by a large crowd. John Martin, a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, wrote about their return and drew this…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Part 4, pages 57-76

… of the war activities in Bangor in which a large crowd of Union supporters marched through downtown, "urging" businesses run by Democrats or…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Soldier transport ships, Bangor, 1865

… and some current events, wrote that the crowds awaited several transport ships on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday September 15, 16, and 17, 1865. His…

My Maine Stories

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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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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

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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.