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Item 10729

The Moosehorns, Monson

Contributed by: Abbot Historical Society Date: 1914-09-04 Location: Abbot Media: Photographic print

Item 8761

Snow roller, Waterford, ca. 1900

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

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Roadway to the Highland House, Westport Island, ca. 1908

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1908 Location: Westport Island Media: Postcard


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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Bridges of East New Portland

The approach from either side had two roadways: one for the traveler going north and one for the traveler going south.

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

… foundations, piers, and the steelwork for the roadway. With approaches completed, temporary trestlework into the channel led to dredging and…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

North Yarmouth chose to dedicate a roadway instead, linking the two villages of Walnut Hill and East North Yarmouth.