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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Francis Spencer

… Stevens plant would have shut down during the 1960s if it hadn't been for Francis Spencer. He was responsible for inventing the Vellux blanket…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bryant-Rockefeller

… Society This is a photograph taken in the 1960s of Donald Bryant behind the wheel of the Rockefeller's motorboat, the "Tartan".

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Lincoln, Maine - Methodist Church, Lincoln, ca. 1925

The clock was electrified in the 1960s. The presence of the Lincoln Theatre (at right), built in 1923 to replace the Odd Fellows Hall after it…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… this building was boarded-up and soon fell into disrepair. However, remnants of the building were still visible well into the 1960s.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Architecture in the 20th Century

… built in subdivisions, which were popular in the 1960s and 70s. The various architectural styles blend nicely throughout the town, reflecting the…

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Surry by the Bay - Late Twentieth Century

In the 1960s, increasing numbers of tourists headed to newly designated “Vacationland,” where they enjoyed Maine's forests, mountains, and vast…

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Wilson Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Important Buildings and Institutions

In the 1960s an urban renewal proposal and a highway construction plan threatened to demolish many historic buildings in the downtown area.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Minturn Schoolhouse

… closed when the three island schools consolidated into one in 1951. By the 1960s, the schoolhouse was in disrepair and was eventually torn down.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Telephone communication

… about the island telephone system took place in the 1960s. As you will hear in the audio, the phone system was old fashioned even for the '60s.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Changing Times

… after the war, and most especially during the 1960s and 1970s, that Hampden became a suburb of Bangor.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Redmen's Hall

There were still costumes in the back room. The building was torn down in the 1960s, and its lumber was used for other houses.