Keywords: town commons
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Contributed by: Rodney Laughton through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
Date: circa 1926
Media: Slide; transparency
Contributed by: Bethel Historical Society
Date: circa 1875
Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
Media: Photographic print
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
Many of the one-room schoolhouses in Otisfield, constructed from 1839 through the early twentieth century, are featured here. The photos, most of which also show teachers and children, were taken between 1898 and 1998.
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… from the roads, and before cars and trucks were a common sight on the roads, winter roads were made passable by horse-drawn snow rollers.
… history and identity, but they all have much in common besides orphaned stone walls, abandoned cellar holes, and discontinued roads.
This project has allowed community members a common endeavor to focus on with students in two classes.
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by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima
by Ted Heselton
Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam