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Historical Items

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Item 68913

Scarborough landowners, ca. 1800

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1800 Location: Scarborough Media: Ink on paper

Item 102071

Map of early Greene, Lewiston and Sabattus, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1790 Location: Sabattus; Greene Media: Ink on vellum

Item 34148

Black Point, Scarborough, ca. 1741

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1741 Location: Scarborough Media: Paper on cardboard

Tax Records

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Item 85120

Ray property, Natick Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clyde Ray Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 65231

77 Newbury Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Raffaele Frascone Use: Dwelling - Single family

Online Exhibits

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


The Establishment of the Troy Town Forest

Seavey Piper, a selectman, farmer, landowner, and leader of the Town of Troy in the 1920s through the early 1950s helped establish a town forest on abandoned farm land in Troy. The exhibit details his work over ten years.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Early Settlements

"… in winter on roads built and maintained by each landowner who built permanent gates across their part of the road to keep farm animals from…"

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Women in Colonial Economies - Page 2 of 4

"Most women landowners were widows who inherited such property from their late husbands. Gendered divisions of economic activity, moreover, meant that…"

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

"… various offers were often made to entice future landowners. A blockhouse or fort was built to ensure success of the settlement and to provide for…"

My Maine Stories

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From Naturalists to Environmentalists
by Andy Beahm

The beginnings of Maine Audubon in the Portland Society of Natural History