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Life on a Tidal River - Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1945

… was also Maine’s largest department store and a symbol of Maine’s strong retail climate. Unable to compete with the new Bangor Mall, Freese's…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architect James Overlock

He popularized the inverted fleur-de-lis symbol, using it lavishly in side porches, an Italianate architectural element.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Groups, Clubs & Organizations - Page 1 of 3

A blindfold statue symbolizes the passage from outer darkness to inner light, and trade implements have mystical and symbolic meaning.

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Early Maine Photography - Occupational Photography

… of a farmer and a sailor on the Maine State Seal symbolizes the importance of agricultural and maritime activities to the state’s economy in the…

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Wabanaki Agency in the Proprietor Records - Page 2 of 5

… These recorded “acknowledgments” are important symbolic recognitions of Wabanaki leadership and representations of the annual contributions pledged…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950

Symbolic of the last days of this boom in shipping was the “Reine Marie Stewart,” perhaps the best remembered locally-built vessel today.

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Early Maine Photography - Family Groups

… The faces of pre-Civil War rural Maine are symbolized in a daguerreotype of John R. Pearl, his wife Harriet Spofford Pearl, and their three…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Merchants' Row

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

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Maps

… an area visually or graphically; they symbolically depict relationships of objects in the area.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield's Tuscan Opera House

… of “Friendship, Love, and Truth”, which are symbolized in their logo by three unbroken chain links, as well as values such as “Visit the sick…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - National Community Christmas Tree - 1959

… nations contributing Christmas trees and/or symbols to the “Pathway of Peace”, a path leading to the National Christmas Tree.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

… was sought out by tourists and homemakers as a symbol of a bygone era, “The Way Life Should Be.” Governor Bodwell Steamboat, Swan's Island…

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Skowhegan Community History - A Brief History of the Skowhegan Area

The Catholic Church with its bright symbols and colorful rituals held the attention of the native people and they came to love the faithful Father…

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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