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The stories my parents told
by Henry Gartley

Stories from my immigrant parents, WWII, and my love of history.

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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.

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"Mama sings 'get your hands up'": Maria's Diary June 2020
by Maria

Maria, 7 years old, records impressions of staying with her grandparents in Somesville in June 2020.

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My father's world - the old farm in Richmond, Maine
by Donald C. Cunningham

A story about my father and our family.

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A Smart Horse
by Lynn Peasley Sanborn

The horse brings the hay home while the boys are swimming.

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Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.

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What Maine Means to Me
by Nicolette B. Meister

How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.

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A Story in a Stick
by Jim Moulton

A story about dowsing for a well in Bowdoin

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Picture This: Life on Hancock St, Bangor Maine
by anonymous

A conversation with Jay Millet, who grew up on Hancock St in Bangor Maine during the depression.

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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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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII

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Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border