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John Martin: Expert Observer - Lamps and stove, John Martin store, Bangor, 1864

Detail oriented and interested in architecture, business, gardening, dancing, and many other topics, Martin wrote and illustrated a journal and…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Arthur R. Gould

The name of the business was then changed to A.R. Gould and Company. Business continued to prosper. In 1884, Gould sold the candy portion of his…

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 1 of 3

The Braeburn Hotel had been many different businesses over the years, including a post office. The Braeburn, in 2003, was used as an apartment…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1850 to 1870

… the cotton export trade and, as a result of close business associations, many Thomaston residents had friends and family in the South and were torn…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Green's Department Store

In 1988, Dana Cassidy purchased the block. The old building that was once Green’s still stands. Today the old building serves as a place for several…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 13 of 13

Potato harvest, Presque Isle, 1982Maine Historical Society Things were changing. Farms were becoming larger and more business-like.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Oak Hotel

Mary Oak passed away at the age of 71 in 1962 leaving her relatives the business. But on April 12, 1975, the short life of the Oak Hotel came to an…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Wharf, Store and Blacksmith Shop

… at the end of Wadsworth Street, was a thriving business center. The wharf existed as early as 1792, and was known either as Knox’s wharf, or Vose’s…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early 1800s

… Patrick Keegan continued to carry on extensive business in English and West India goods. The Honorable William King of Bath, who owned the Knox…

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 2 of 5

Eugene continued the business up until his death in 1956. His son John and his wife continued the business after.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Merchants' Row

Business owners also advertised by placing large signs outside their shops; these symbols made people instantly recognize the type of retail store.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales Buildings

… 1962, Skippy decided that he wanted to expand the business. He purchased the Sam Etscovitz garage on South Main Street.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Aroostook Valley Railroad and Maine Public Service Building

… company, it made sense for Gould to have both businesses in the same building. The building many of us know today as the Maine Public Service…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

… operation from Cecil McCready in 1946 and ran the business until the mid 60s. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Today

As a new business venture, the firm currently produces solar-powered generators designed for, among other things, disaster relief, a project based on…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Captain Samuel Watts House

Thomaston’s Captain Samuel Watts and business entrepreneur Edward O’Brien both ran successful shipyards.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 3 of 3

… Motors was making just enough cars to stay in business because they were making tanks to help the war effort.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

… Dunn & Elliot (D&E), established a sailmaking business, making sails for the major shipbuilding firm of Chapman and Flint on the Georges River.

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Guilford, Maine - The Next Fifty Years 1916-1966

Many businesses seemed to be “changing hands” or were “merging” but most remained and improved their services – including the bakery, hardware store…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 534-603

… were quite ill with measles; he looked for a new business prospect, worked as assistant assessor for Ward 6 where many Irish immigrants lived…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 452-534

… on Center Street -- with illustrations, and business dealings and failures, including Pendleton & Ross, Shaw & Merrill furniture manufacturers…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin, Bangor, ca. 1868

A bookkeeper and accountant for a number of businesses, Martin and his wife, Clara Cary, had six children.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Hampden House Bar, 1837

Increase S. Sanger to learn the apothecary business. Sanger bought the Hampden House and young Martin worked there until Sanger sold the business.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin store interior, Bangor, 1862

… an accountant, had worked for various other businesses in Hampden and Bangor since he was a boy. He obtained funds from Edwin B.