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Historical Items

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Item 12984

Old Portsmouth Toll Bridge, Portsmouth, N.H., ca. 1915

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1915 Location: Portsmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 9155

Toll House for Skowhegan Bridge Co.

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1900 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 9654

Toll Bridge, Leeds and Turner, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Leeds Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Leeds Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.

Exhibit

Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - First Penobscot Bridge, Bangor, ca. 1846

He labeled the toll house, Skinner's Store, and the Draw. Martin (1823-1864) began in 1864 writing a Journal about his life and experiences.

Site Page

Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

News reports put the death toll between 183 and 200; the only copy of the passenger list went down with the ship. There were only 17 survivors.

Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

“World’s Deadliest Floods as Measured by Death Toll.” n.d. http:/// www.epicdisasters.com/index.php/site/comments/... (accessed Mar. 28, 2010).