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Historical Items

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Item 19115

Old and new fire lookout towers, Depot Mountain, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1920 Location: T14 R16 WELS Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 101495

"Winthrop Tower," ca. 1910

Mystery Corner Item Where and what is "Winthrop Tower"?

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Media: Glass Negative

Mystery Corner Item

Item 19112

Forest Service lookout tower, Coburn Mountain, ca. 1920

Mystery Corner Item Know who this woman is?

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1920 Location: Upper Enchanted Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37509

Assessor's Record, 90-170 Commercial Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Wood Handling Co. Use: Towers

Item 86899

Pocket and Screen Tower, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall and McAllister Use: Pocket and Screen Tower

Item 70926

Assessor's Record, Water Tower, Presumpscot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grand Trunk Railroad Use: Water Tower

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

Exhibit

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Exhibit

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

The towers consisted of four piers framed and braced to support the load. Built in 1857, this bridge remained in service until 1922 when it became…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The towers consisted of four piers framed and braced to support the load. Built in 1857, this bridge remained in service until 1922 when it became…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… was dedicated on Christmas Day 1835, but the tower was not added until 1884. The bell was donated by Washington Libby, Esq. of Chicago, Illinois.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Peace in Maine
by Rebekah Tower

My story is about my family vacations to Maine when I was growing up.

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.