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Item 19534

Lug wrench handle. Stockholm. c. 1940

Contributed by: Stockholm Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Stockholm Media: Steel

Item 74848

Alligator wrench, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Media: Forged iron

Item 14457

Bed wrench, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: circa 1820 Media: Cast iron


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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."


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.


Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony

Stockholm. c. 1940 Item 19534 infoStockholm Historical Society Lug wrench handle used as a handle to turn a lug wrench.

My Maine Stories

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Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut wrenching fear