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Historical Items

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Item 67525

Poplar, Forest Paper Co., Yarmouth, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Yarmouth Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 13320

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad trestle, Houlton - 1894

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1894 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 35505

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad trestle, Sheridan, ca. 1902

Contributed by: D'Anne Baillargeon through Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library Date: circa 1902 Location: Ashland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 86840

Assessor's Record, Trestle, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Pocahontas Fuel Company Incorporated Use: Trestle

Item 86886

Assessor's Record, Trestle, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall E McAllister Use: Trestle

Item 86125

Assessor's Record, Trestle, B and M Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: A R Wright Company Use: Trestle


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History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad Trestle

An Electric trolley is on the trestle. The substation buildings can be seen on the opposite side of the river.

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Lincoln, Maine - Pulp Mill, Penobscot River, 1902 - Page 1 of 2

The trestle at right is still used by the railway today. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 2 of 3

… the water reflecting the calm before tide reversal. The left photo near high tide reveals the water just below the bottom of the trestle's deck.