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Historical Items

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Item 5988

Seaside Park, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Item 6576

Kezar Lake

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Lovell; Stow Media: Photographic print

Item 7410

Dining hall at Camp Winnebago, 1957

Contributed by: Camp Winnebago Date: 1957 Location: Fayette Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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John P. Sheahan, 1st Maine Cavalry, 31st Maine Infantry

John P. Sheahan of Dennysville served in the 1st Maine Cavalry from August 1862 until March 1864 when he was commissioned as a lieutenant in Co. E of the 31st Maine Infantry. His letters reveal much about the life of a soldier, including political views and thoughts about the war.

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War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.

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A City Awakes: Arts and Artisans of Early 19th Century Portland

Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures

… all ages, the summer free time was just so much fun. Trip to Stonington from Swan's Island, ca.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Sports

Donkey Softball - a fun fundraiser David Carlson getting ready for donkey softball, Swans Island, 1978Item Contributed bySwan's Island…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Twentieth-Century Community Life

To add to the fun, Seal Harbor held an annual Old-Timers basketball game, pitting the village team against the "old-timers" outfitted in long-johns…

My Maine Stories

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A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life