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Historical Items

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Item 17563

Chopping firewood, Lobster Lake, 1909

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Media: Photographic print

Item 58470

Ox team, Upper Main Street, Strong, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Strong Media: Glass Negative

Item 55054

Good Will boys loading wood, Fairfield, ca. 1930

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1930 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.


Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."


Begin Again: reckoning with intolerance in Maine

BEGIN AGAIN explores Maine's historic role, going back 528 years, in crisis that brought about the pandemic, social and economic inequities, and the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - A Bay State Exodus

"… scarcities of land, hay, fish, lumber, timber and firewood in Southern New England’s old towns." A better life beckoned in the District of Maine…"

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ice Storm Poem

"Generously shared firewood and nourishment kept families warm and fed while the storm steered them forcefully away from normal routines. Waiting..."

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Wood Products of Strong

"… Historical Society Wood products such as firewood may seem insignificant, but over the years firewood has certainly had an impact on the economy…"

My Maine Stories

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The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.


My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.