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Item 33801

Train Depot, Guilford , ca. 1896

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1896 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 11190

Norridgewock Train Depot

Contributed by: Norridgewock Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Item 15857

Springvale Depot Freight Wagon before 1908

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Online Exhibits

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Auto Racing in Maine: 1911

The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.


Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


Great War and Armistice Day

In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955

Train Depot, Presque Isle, ca. 1955 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description The north bound Bangor and Aroostook diesel…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Grant-Wilson political rally, Augusta Depot, 1872

… Bangor, and Augusta met at the Augusta train depot on September 6, 1872 in a political rally. John Martin (1823-1904) of Bangor illustrated the…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

… European and North American Railroad Western Depot, Bangor, 1904Item Contributed byBangor Public Library The European and North American Company…

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima