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Mystery Corner Item

Item 101495

"Winthrop Tower," ca. 1910

Mystery Corner Item Where and what is "Winthrop Tower"?

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Media: Glass Negative

Item 19117

DeBoullie Mountain lookout, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: 1922-01-23 Location: T15 R9 WELS Media: Photographic print

Item 19145

Fire lookout at Agamenticus Mountain, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1920 Location: York Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 87389

Johnson property, N. E. Shore, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry T. Johnson Use: Summer Dwelling


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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.


The Sanitary Commission: Meeting Needs of Soldiers, Families

The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.


Sagadahoc County through the Eastern Eye

The Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast, Maine. employed photographers who traveled by company vehicle through New England each summer, taking pictures of towns and cities, vacation spots and tourist attractions, working waterfronts and local industries, and other subjects postcard recipients might enjoy. The cards were printed by the millions in Belfast into the 1940s.