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Historical Items

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Item 4200

River drivers, ca. 1900

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

Item 8468

River drivers, Maine woods, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 8419

River drivers picking off a jam, Maine woods, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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.

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Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

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Student Exhibit: Logging on Kennebec River

I became interested in the Kennebec River log drive when my grandfather would tell me stories. He remembers watching the logs flow down the river from his home in Fairfield, a small town along the Kennebec River.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

… Colony Screwdriver, Stockholm, c.1940 Item 19547 infoStockholm Historical Society Old screw driver with the handle made out of cork.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

Virgil Starbird, left, smiles beside this load of logs brought to the sawmill by his driver, Andy Pratt.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Virgil Starbird, left, smiles beside this load of logs brought to the sawmill by his driver, Andy Pratt.

My Maine Stories

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Story

A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference

Story

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

West Point during World War II

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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