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Historical Items

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Item 12538

Chapman electric neutralizing machine, Portland Company, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1904 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 17505

Dearborn boat, 1934

Contributed by: An individual through Fryeburg Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Item 6771

A.M. Dunham and his snowshoes ca. 1909

Contributed by: An individual through Norway Memorial Library Date: circa 1909 Location: Norway Media: Postcard


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Taber Wagon

The Taber farm wagon was an innovative design that was popular on New England farms. It made lifting potato barrels onto a wagon easier and made more efficient use of the horse's work. These images glimpse the life work of its inventor, Silas W. Taber of Houlton, and the place of his invention in the farming community


Capt. Grenville F. Sparrow, 17th Maine

Grenville F. Sparrow of Portland was 25 when he answered Lincoln's call for more troops to fight the Confederates. He enlisted in Co. A of Maine's 17th Volunteer Infantry regiment. He fought in 30 battles between 1862 and the war's end in 1865.


Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Artists and Inventors of Biddeford

Artists and Inventors of Biddeford Creativity has flourished throughout Biddeford's history. Particularly in the arts and technology, the folks in…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

… WAR & BIDDEFORD THE THURSDAY CLUB ARTISTS AND INVENTORS OF BIDDEFORD These original 5 exhibits were researched and written by the Biddeford…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's cart, Hampden, ca. 1833

… prided himself on his accomplishments as an inventor, a gardener/farmer, and a worker. In a journal he began writing in 1864, Martin described a…

My Maine Stories

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Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.


My 40 years in Forestry and the Paper Industry in Maine
by Donna Cassese

I was the first female forester hired by Scott Paper and continue to find new uses for wood.