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Historical Items

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Item 31648

Burnham and Morrill Clam Plant, Scarborough, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1885 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 87993

View of Columbia Falls, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1925 Location: Columbia Falls Media: Glass Negative

Item 100172

Yellow ware mug, Portland, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Location: Portland Media: Earthenware

Online Exhibits

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Otisfield's One-Room Schoolhouses

Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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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.

Site Pages

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

What is a privy? Privies or outhouses were bathrooms and did not have running water. Privies were usually built outside or in a connecting building…

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Camden-Rockport Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 5 of 7

… clerks managed the books and, as they were privy to sensitive information, wielded considerable power in company affairs.

My Maine Stories

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Seawolf Outhouse Robbery
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

How necessity creates invention, and the moving of an outhouse in Vietnam.