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Historical Items

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Item 25674

Floats for Biddeford Tercentenary celebration, 1916

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1916-09-16 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 40476

Maine Centennial Float #4 in Historic Floats Parade, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-07-05 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 17744

Floats, Kennebunk parade, 1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1907 Location: Kennebunk Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

La St-Jean in Lewiston-Auburn

St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.

Exhibit

The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

Exhibit

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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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Aurora Grange #202 Parade Float, Strong, ca. 1936 Item 69697 infoStrong Historical Society Aurora Grange participants on…

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - Parade, Pins and Pageantry, 1911

The floats shown below remain unidentified. Click on a photo then zoom in to examine it. To add or correct information, scroll down to “Share What…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

A one-lane floating bridge was built across the Sandy River about a mile downstream to detour traffic during construction when the old bridge was…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Float like a water lily
by Nancy R.

Learning to swim on Wilson Pond in Wayne, and synchronized swimming in college.

Story

It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician

Story

Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Longfellow Studies: "Haunted Houses"

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
Longfellow's collection The Courtship of Miles Standish and other Poems was published in 1858. It sold 250,000 copies in two months and over 10.000 copies in London on the first day; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was extremely popular during his lifetime. "Haunted Houses" is a work from that collection. It is a poem that is especially appealing around Halloween. The poem welcomes the reader to a place where "The spirit-world around the world of sense floats like an atmosphere . . ."