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Historical Items

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Item 25720

Summary of river condition, Lewiston, 1948

Contributed by: Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Date: 1948 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 52176

Kennebec River, Skowhegan, 1918

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: 1918 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 50976

Kennebec River, Fairfield, ca. 1920

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1920 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109888

Plot plan of Rumford River Street, Congress Street, and Lowell Street, Rumford, 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930 Location: Rumford; Rumford Client: Town of Rumford Architect: Coombs and Harriman

Item 109215

Dead River Company service station alterations, Calais, 1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947 Location: Calais Client: Dead River Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109231

Dead River Company service station alterations, Houlton, 1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: Houlton Client: Dead River Company Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Logging on Kennebec River

I became interested in the Kennebec River log drive when my grandfather would tell me stories. He remembers watching the logs flow down the river from his home in Fairfield, a small town along the Kennebec River.

Exhibit

Walter Wyman and River Power

Walter Wyman's vision to capture the power of Maine's rivers to produce electricity led to the formation of Central Maine Power Co. and to a struggle within the state over what should happen to the power produced by the state's natural resources.

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Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

The confluence of the Kenduskeag River with that of the Penobscot River beckoned development. Yet, it would be more than a hundred and fifty years…

Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - Welcome

… Bangor from the east bank of the Penobscot River, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Welcome! to the Bangor Community Heritage…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Great Bangor Floods: 1902 and 1976

Along with ice, logs flowed down the river and created a dam, causing the water to back up. When the water overflowed onto the banks, the Great…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Restoring the Penobscot River
by John Banks

My role as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Indian Nation

Story

Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.

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Picture This: Life on Hancock St, Bangor Maine
by anonymous

A conversation with Jay Millet, who grew up on Hancock St in Bangor Maine during the depression.

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Wabanaki Studies: Stewarding Natural Resources

Grade Level: 3-5 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
This lesson plan will introduce elementary-grade students to the concepts and importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and Indigenous Knowledge (IK), taught and understood through oral history to generations of Wabanaki people. Students will engage in discussions about how humans can be stewards of the local ecosystem, and how non-Native Maine citizens can listen to, learn from, and amplify the voices of Wabanaki neighbors to assist in the future of a sustainable environment. Students will learn about Wabanaki artists, teachers, and leaders from the past and present to help contextualize the concepts and ideas in this lesson, and learn about how Wabanaki youth are carrying tradition forward into the future.