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Historical Items

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Item 14905

Heywood Harness House, Bucksport, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Bucksport Media: Photographic print

Item 8141

Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 29415

Roberts Block, Turner, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Turner Museum and Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Turner Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 70578

55 Preble Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles H. Allen Use: Shop - Harness


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Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.


Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.


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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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Fires - 1849 to 1924

… started in a broom shop and quickly spread to the harness shop, paint shop and woodshop. The facility was completely destroyed.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Industries

This led to the production of harnesses and tack for horses. Prison Brooms to the Train Depot, Thomaston, 1915Item Contributed byThomaston…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… who ran their own businesses, including shoe and harness repair. Summer residents began to buy their own property and built family homes…