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Historical Items

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Item 8381

Ripogenus Gorge, Penobscot, May 1891

Contributed by: Patten Lumbermen's Museum Date: 1891 Media: Photographic print

Item 9027

Kennebec Gorge, Skowhegan ca. 1885

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1885 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 19222

The Gorge Road in Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 85304

Rollins property, Gorges Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sarah R. Rollins Use: Summer Dwelling

Online Exhibits

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.


South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.


State of Mind: Becoming Maine

The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - II. Ripples of change: European exploration & settlement at Winter Harbor - Page 1 of 2

"Gorges, an English aristocrat and member of the Plymouth Company, was determined to overcome the difficulties that had plagued the Popham Colony…"

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

"(C) Baker, Emerson W. "The world of Thomas Gorges: Life in the province of Maine in the 1640's." American beginnings: Exploration, culture, and…"

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The MCHP Experience: In Our Own Words

"The MCHP Experience: In Our Own Words B.H.S. Project ASPIRE Tyshon & Mrs. Doherty prepare to photograph artifacts X "It was wonderful working…"