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Historical Items

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Item 101903

Remains of Westport to Woolwich Bridge, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: circa 1930 Location: Westport Island Media: Photographic print

Item 11262

Piling Fragment from Sewall's Bridge, York, ca. 1756

Contributed by: Old York Historical Society Date: 1756 Location: York; York Media: Oak

Item 31586

Scarborough anchorage, ca. 1963

Contributed by: Bruce Thurlow through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1963 Location: Scarborough Media: Postcard

Online Exhibits

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


From Sewers to Skylines: William S. Edwards's 1887 Photo Album

William S. Edwards (1830-1918) was a civil engineer who worked for the City of Portland from 1876-1906. Serving as First Assistant to Chief Engineer William A. Goodwin, then to Commissioner George N. Fernald, Edwards was a fixture in City Hall for 30 consecutive years, proving indispensable throughout the terms of 15 Mayors of Portland, including all six of those held by James Phineas Baxter. Edwards made significant contributions to Portland, was an outstanding mapmaker and planner, and his works continue to benefit historians.


A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Wood pile, 130 Center St., Bangor, ca. 1864

"Wood pile, 130 Center St., Bangor, ca. 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin…"

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo E. Raynes diving off wharf, Hampden, ca. 1840

"Raynes (1830-1918) of Brewer often dove off a pile of boards on Covaly's wharf in Hampden in order to retrieve an egg that his friends dropped in the…"

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 2 of 2

"… framing members are circular sawed, as are the piles of boards in the background waiting to sheath the building."

My Maine Stories

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First night on the pulp pile at zero degrees, to mill foreman
by Arthur Benedetto

I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers


The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls


Childhood Memories of Learning to Swim on Rangeley Lake
by Betty C.

Betty's two older sisters taught her how to swim on Rangeley Lake.