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Historical Items

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Item 6130

Processing Maine ore, New Jersey, ca. 1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1954 Media: Photographic print

Item 29333

Douglass Copper Mine, Blue Hill, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Blue Hill Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Blue Hill Media: Photographic print

Item 20508

A.R. Wright Co., Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Scrapbook 1: 1885-1899, Katahdin Iron Works, Silver Lake Hotel

… the site, problems with the high sulfur content ore, transportation, and other issues persisted. By 1890, the charcoal iron process was passé.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Regional and Town History

… to be known for its mica, precious gems, various ores, and even a bit of gold. Maine is the most heavily wooded of the lower 48 states, and…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… buzzing with discoveries of valuable deposits of ore. Soon, prospectors were converging on the town.