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Passing the time during the Pandemic
by Don V

Building a strip canoe

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

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Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

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Surprise Preacher in Corinna
by Sarah Mount Elewononi

What the wife of Rev. Wright did when she found out she was expected to preach on short notice.

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Redlining and the Jewish Communities in Maine
by David Freidenreich

Federal and state policies created unfair housing practices against immigrants, like redlining.

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A Loon's World
by Norma Salway

Loons on Songo Pond

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Becoming @ham_italian
by anonymous

@ham_italian is an Instagram account I created that celebrates the Maine ham Italian sandwich

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C19 on Pine Point Beach
by Beth, Scarborough

Cancer patient experience during pandemic

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Becoming Master snowshoe makers
by Edmond and Brian J. Theriault

Making snowshoes has taken us from novices to world-class craftsmen over 40 years time.

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference

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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

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Maine and the Atlantic World Slave Economy
by Seth Goldstein

How Maine's historic industries are tied to slavery

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Masters and apprentices
by Theresa Secord

Wabanaki basket makers learn to weave by apprenticing with master artists.

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The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

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Scientist Turned Artist Making Art Out of Trash
by Ian Trask

Bowdoin College alum returns to midcoast Maine to make environmentally conscious artwork

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30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine

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From Pee Wee to Pro The Maine Way
by Danny Bolduc

I am the very first person from Maine to have played hockey in the Olympics and in the NHL.

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Harold's Garage, Rome Hollow, Maine
by Mimi C

Story about Harold Hawes, owner of Harold's garage and self-styled auctioneer in Rome Hollow, Maine

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler

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Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote
by Adam R. Cote

Military Service has had a deep impact my life

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.