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Lincoln, Maine - That Pioneer Spirit

That Pioneer Spirit written by Bonnie Gray and Dottie Murchison revisions by Jeannette King, Mark Koscuiszka, Julie Housum, and Donna Vigue…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Phair House, the Bellstead and the Social Security Building

Phair was a Presque Isle pioneer and a wealthy man. Phair was known as the “Starch King” because he was in the potato starch business.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Savage Family of Mount Desert

This is a record of one of these earliest white pioneer clans, the Savage family, who settled on Bingham Heirs’s Lot #67 in a hamlet they called…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

… were the most prominent of the local granite pioneers, with the largest quarries in Biddeford, located out along the Pool Road.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Long Island: The Forgotten Community - Page 1 of 3

… to live near the water and so many of the early pioneers who needed to get supplies and get around settled along the coast and on the islands.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 1 of 3

Seven pioneer families, those of Thomas Eustis, Joseph Eustis, Samuel Knapp, Stephen Barnard, Isaac Gleasson, Benjamin Edwards, and Zebediah Mitchell…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Carolyn Stone

… Chapter of the Daughters of America as a ‘true pioneer of education.’ In June of 1961 she was also awarded the title of ‘Professor Emeritus,’ nine…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Champlain Society - Page 2 of 2

Finally, the Champlain Society is significant because the sense of place they acquired during their time on the island had a lasting impression not…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Resources and Links

… biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880. Condon, Richard H.

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Abbe Museum

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico Corner

Isaac Gleason was considered the pioneer of Mexico Corner. The Gleason farm, also known as The Intervale Farm, followed the contour of the…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield - Page 2 of 5

… as a boy! In addition to agriculture, Holmantown pioneers raised cattle, sheep and small farm animals and supplemented food supplies from the wild…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Prominent Women

Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen was a pioneer for her writing ability and her self-sufficient lifestyle.

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

… and the hum of life in the home of the hardy pioneer. Then, as the years fly by, the growth of the settlement to a village and a town; roads and…

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Life on a Tidal River - Early Railroads in Bangor - Page 1 of 2

Bangor and Piscataquis Canal locomotive "Pioneer," ca, 1890Item Contributed byBangor Public Library The line was just over 12 miles, from the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Movies Come To The Island

During work on the French filmmaking pioneer Maurice Tourneur's movie Woman (1918), John van den Broeck, a 23-year-old Dutch cinematographer, slipped…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

… biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia, Pa.: Everts & Peck, 1880. (M) Downs, Jacques M. The cities on the Saco.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

He wanted his children to know how the "pioneers" of the Bangor area "procured their education and livelihood, enjoyed their amusements &c." His…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 2 of 3

Many a pioneer used the Indian route to travel from the coast, moving inland, seeking refuge from the British.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Blue Hill Spearheads Development on the Downeast Coast

… of Land….” In April of the same year the first pioneers came to Blue Hill and settled on Mill Island at what is now near the reversing falls.

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Early Maine Photography - Famous People - Page 3 of 3

He pioneered a homely form of commentary that paved the way for later humorists such as Sam Slick, Mr. Dooley, and Will Rogers.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

… 1919, and by 1928 he was recognized as one of the pioneers in the industry, as noted in the January 1st, 1928 edition of the Portland Sunday…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

… proved vitally important to these early pioneers. The area’s Native Americans had begun much of the arduous work Farmington’s forefathers needed to…

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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

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