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Historical Items

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Item 21141

Hand cranked timber bore, New Sweden, ca. 1880

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: New Sweden Media: Wood, steel

Item 101038

Rolling logs, Lovewell Pond, 1939

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1939 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Item 11985

James Irish Letter to Samuel Cook, June 12, 1826

Contributed by: Cary Library Date: 1826 Location: Houlton; Houlton; Fredericton Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 96709

Verrill Street Lot 216, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sophia Drummond

Exhibits

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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World Alpine Ski Racing in Maine

Sugarloaf -- a small ski area by European standards -- entered ski racing history in 1971 by hosting an event that was part of the World Cup Alpine Ski Championships. The "Tall Timber Classic," as the event was known, had a decidedly Maine flavor.

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Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.

Site Pages

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… lumber of all dimensions was produced at Starbird Lumber Co. in Strong, including timbers, framing, finish, flooring, sheathing and siding.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… lumber of all dimensions was produced at Starbird Lumber Co. in Strong, including timbers, framing, finish, flooring, sheathing and siding.

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Historic Hallowell - The Cyclone of 1895

Timbers, bricks, gravel, and tarred paper began to fly around his head as Brown ran to the other end of the mill.