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Historical Items

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Item 103319

Dave Astor on the set of his final show, Portland, 1971

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1971-06-26 Location: Portland Media: Film transparency

Item 103339

Dave Astor and Roger McKinney on the final episode of The Dave Astor Show, Portland, 1971

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1971-06-26 Location: Portland Media: Film transparency

Mystery Corner Item

Item 103254

Guests on The Dave Astor Show set, Portland, ca. 1962

Mystery Corner Item Do you recognize these teenagers?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1962 Location: Portland Media: Film transparency

Exhibits

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Maine and the Space Age

The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.

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Samantha Smith's Questions

Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - State Street Theater

When the theater first opened, television was being introduced into homes. Less people came to the theater.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - The McCormick house

… husband Stephen McCormick, the longtime radio and television broadcaster who, among other things, broadcast President Franklin D.

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South Portland Public Library

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