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Historical Items

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The Tannery, Princeton, ca 1880

Contributed by: John Leighton through Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Princeton Media: Photographic print

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Hinckley's Tannery, Gorham, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Gorham Media: Photographic print

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Plaisted Tannery Fire, Lincoln, 1899

Contributed by: Alan & Gloria Edwards through Lincoln Historical Society Date: 1899 Location: Lincoln Media: Cyanotype

Online Exhibits

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Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.


Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.


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.

Site Pages

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Bridges of West New Portland

… Portland Historical Society Tannery Bridge: The Tannery Bridge is located on Tannery Street. It was constructed by the Maine State Highway…

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Early Maine Photography - Landscape Photography - Page 1 of 2

… a large saw mill in Monmouth and a tintype of a tannery in East Bradford. Maine’s rich architectural heritage is reflected in a daguerreotype of…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Maps

… School Districts Farmington Mill Sites Farmington Tanneries Titcomb Family Sites Interactive Google Earth Maps: These are interactive maps to be…

My Maine Stories

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Nicole Morin-Scribner: living the dreams of her immigrant parent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A 6-year-old immigrant makes the most of her opportunities while staying connected to her roots