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Historical Items

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Item 9067

Head of Skowhegan Island, from Elm Street, about 1870

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1870 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 78424

Turner Homestead and Mill, St. Albans, 1878

Contributed by: St. Albans Historical Society Date: 1878-04-27 Location: St. Albans Media: Photographic print

Item 31059

Turf Spade, Scarborough, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1850 Location: Scarborough Media: Wood, metal

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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.


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.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

She used her shovel to dig, and tenderly placed a bulb. A shiny glint caught her attention. A button! What would this be doing in the soil? It must…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

… in a long stove, using odd pieces of discarded shovel blocks.” Everyone used the same long-handled dipper to drink from the pail of fresh water.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Rumford - Page 1 of 4

… for small mills to produce lumber and shingles, shovel handles, grains from the grist mills, cheese and starch making facilities, and wool carding…