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Historical Items

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Item 7574

Herbal recipe for illness

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1790 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7573

Medical recipe, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1790 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 99377

Rheumatism and poultice recipe, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1860 Location: Leeds Media: Pencil on paper

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Exhibits

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Exhibit

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

Exhibit

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Mali Agat (Molly Ockett) the famous Wabanaki "Doctress"
by Maine Historical Society

Pigwacket Molly Ockett, healing, and cultural ecological knowledge