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Historical Items

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Item 27667

Dam across Prestile Stream, Presque Isle, 1910

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 9052

Wesserunsett Stream, Skowhegan, ca. 1900

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

Item 99447

Morse's Mills on the Kenduskeag Stream at Bangor, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Bangor Media: Stereograph

Online Exhibits

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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.


Jay & Livermore Falls, Pioneers in Paper Making

Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.


Gunpowder for the Civil War

The gunpowder mills at Gambo Falls in Windham and Gorham produced about a quarter of the gunpowder used by Union forces during the Civil War. The complex contained as many as 50 buildings.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - The Vaughan Stream & Sawmills

The Vaughan Stream, located in Hallowell, Maine, was owned by the Vaughan Family. In 1840, Sarah Hallowell Vaughan sold the Vaughan Stream water…

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Historic Hallowell - Industry at the Mouth of the Vaughan Stream

The mill lasted about eighty years. They made slate, plaster, and putty. The company was worth $10,000.

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Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

In 1871, James C. Emerson built a small sawmill on the site of where the spool mill was to be. The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various…

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down