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Quinton "Skip" Wilson: different aspects of "standing out"
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Recollections of life as Biddeford's only student of color during the 1960-70s

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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Born in Bangor 1936
by Priscilla M. Naile

Spending time at the Bangor Children's Home

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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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2020 Sheltering in Place Random Notes During COVID-19
by Phyllis Merriam, LCSW

Sheltering-in-Place personal experiences in mid-coast Maine (Rockland) during March and April 2020

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics

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A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down

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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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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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

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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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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

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An Asian American Account
by Zabrina

An account from a Chinese American teen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR