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Historical Items

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Item 1016

Fishing catch from Ragged Lake, ca. 1887

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1887 Media: Cabinet photograph

Mystery Corner Item

Item 104841

Phil James and his catch, ca. 1935

Mystery Corner Item Where was Phil James fishing?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1935 Media: Glass Negative

Item 31255

Dakin Sporting Goods Hunting And Fishing Window Display, Bangor, ca. 1937

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1937 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 1 of 4

"… of Litchfield’s violins were taken to the North Pole by Arctic explorer Donald B. MacMillan, a school friend of his."

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 4 of 4

"… Museum Generally, the American flag hangs from a pole outside every school. Every day, children would go outside to recite the Pledge and the…"

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Other Recreation

"The bamboo was really weak so it kept breaking, and people had to buy another pole. Some people made their own simple poles out of an alder branch."

My Maine Stories

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey