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Item 53999

Synagogue Building Association record book, Portland, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh Date: circa 1902 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Boy at Bangor parade, July 4, 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1865-07-04 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

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Indenture contract for Samuel Perkins of Arundel, 1805

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1805 Location: Arundel Media: Ink on paper

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Student Exhibit: Can You Help Our Free Skowhegan Public Library?

The Skowhegan Free Public Library was built in 1889 with money donated by Abner Coburn and the town of Skowhegan. Mr. Coburn left $30,000 in his will towards the building of the library. In 2005, for the library to fully keep up with their programs need to make some renovations. These changes would allow for more use of technology, more room for children's programs, and provide handicap accessibility.


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.


Doing Good: Medical Stories of Maine

Throughout Maine’s history, individuals have worked to improve and expand medical care, not only for the health of those living in Maine, but for many around the world who need care and help.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Boy at Bangor parade, July 4, 1865

… 4 parade in Bangor in 1865 is dressed in "white waste and fashionable felt & straw hat" as depicted by John Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Third Generation and Beyond

… giving true meaning to such Yankee sayings as “waste-not, want-not” or “eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” or “if you keep…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Scarborough Marsh: "Land of Much Grass" - Page 1 of 4

Waste from animals living and dying enters the marsh to be recycled as fertilizer for bacteria and plants.

My Maine Stories

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down