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Item 81182

The Last Train Out, Princeton, 1933

Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: 1933-07-22 Location: Princeton Media: Postcard

Item 81003

Early Train, Princeton, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Princeton Public Library Date: circa 1880 Location: Princeton Media: Photographic print

Item 42248

'The Snow Train,' Waterville, 1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946 Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 76785

216-280 St. John Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Use: Shed - Train

Exhibits

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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

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Student Exhibit: Somerset Railroad

The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.

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…

Site Page

Presque Isle: The Star City - Training School, Presque Isle, ca. 1920

Training School, Presque Isle, ca. 1920 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description This school was constructed in 1860 and…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908 Contributed by Presque Isle Historical Society Description Photograph shows…

My Maine Stories

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Story

How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-√Čtats
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.

Story

Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

Story

August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride Companion Curriculum

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
These lesson plans were developed by Maine Historical Society for the Seashore Trolley Museum as a companion curriculum for the historical fiction YA novel "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride" by Jean. M. Flahive (2019). The novel tells the story of Millie Thayer, a young girl who dreams of leaving the family farm, working in the city, and fighting for women's suffrage. Millie's life begins to change when a "flying carpet" shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm and when a fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, Millie finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. The lesson plans in this companion curriculum explore a variety of topics including the history of the trolley use in early 20th century Maine, farm and rural life at the turn of the century, the story of Theodore Roosevelt and his relationship with Maine, WWI, and the flu pandemic of 1918-1920.