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Historic Hallowell - Child Labor

Most other countries have laws against child labor too, but they are not always mandatory, and child labor is still a big issue everywhere.

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Lubec, Maine - Canning Sardines in Lubec: Technology, the Syndicate and Labor

… Hine, a photographer investigating the use of child labor in the canneries in 1911, was convinced unemployment and damage to family life resulted.

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Until child labor laws were instituted in the 1930s children, using sharp knives, removed the heads, tails and entrails from the fish.

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy Miriam Kelley as a young woman X Images from the family of Miriam Kelley Doherty Research and text by Seth Doherty…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

The Gardner Lake Tragedy The fifth graders observations “One day in 1936 school children went to spend the end of the year by going on a boat at…

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Lubec, Maine - A Signature Quilt

A Signature Quilt By Ronald Pesha, Lubec Historical Society Wormell Sisters image from Betsey Leavitt Josselyn Signature Quilt, Lubec, 1889Item…

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Lubec, Maine - Team Members

Team Members Lubec Consolidated School 44 South Street Lubec, ME 04652 (207) 733-5591 msad19@yahoo.com http://www.lubecschool.org Lubec Historical…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec's 1911 Centennial Celebration - Page 1 of 2

Lubec's 1911 Centennial Celebration by Ronald Pesha, Lubec Historical Society Lubec staged a grand celebration in 1911 observing the Town’s…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec's 1911 Centennial Celebration - Page 2 of 2

Lubec's 1911 Centennial Celebration Centennial house decoration, Lubec, 1911 Item Contributed byLubec Historical Society Residents of more…

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Lubec, Maine - Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen

Susie Calder: Lubec's Sardine Queen Susie (Knight) Calder was born on Lead Mine Road, the oldest girl in a family of 12 children.

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax Prescott F. Jernegan, an ordained Baptist minister, came to North Lubec in 1897 and leased Hiram…

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head by Ronald Pesha, West Quoddy Head Light Keepers Assoc., Inc. Images from the organization's collection…

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

The Blizzard of '34 by Ronald Pesha Blizzard, Lubec, January 1934Item Contributed byLubec Historical Society “We are enjoying (?) a winter…

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 2 of 2

The Blizzard of '34 Undoubtedly longer than any snow report the oldest inhabitant ever saw. Blizzard, Lubec, January 21, 1934 Item Contributed…

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Lubec, Maine - Exhibits

Exhibits Committee Exhibits: Team members created individual exhibits (web pages) exploring some of the unique aspects of Lubec’s history.

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Lubec, Maine - S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End

S.S. Cumberland: Steamer Brought Passengers and Prosperity to Lubec but Met Tragic End Text by Jennifer Multhopp With images from the collections of…

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Lubec, Maine - Links

Links The Lubec project team cataloged and uploaded over 800 historical images of early Lubec. View more Lubec images.

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 1 of 4

McCurdy Herring Smokehouse By Edward L. Hawes Introduction Drawn from the collections of the Maine Historical Society, Lubec Historical Society…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 4 of 4

McCurdy Herring Smokehouse Part II: A Little Museum of Smokehouse Tools and Implements Dip nets at McCurdy's Smokehouse, LubecItem Contributed…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 3 of 4

McCurdy Herring Smokehouse Section 2: Six Steps in Producing Smoked Herring: 1990 and 1896 Sluicing the herring into wooden tanks.

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 2 of 4

McCurdy Herring Smokehouse Part I: How They Smoked Herring in Lubec Section 1: A Traditional Process in Traditional Buildings McCurdy…

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Lubec, Maine - Myron Avery, Lubec, and the Appalachian Trail

Myron Avery, Lubec, and the Appalachian Trail by Ronald Pesha, Lubec Historical Society Who was Myron Haliburton Avery? The first 2000-miler of the…

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Lubec, Maine - Parade, Pins and Pageantry, 1911

Parade, Pins and Pageantry, 1911 by Ronald Pesha, Lubec Historical Society “The new bronze souvenirs have arrived and may be secured from C.

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello by Ronald Pesha A majestic arch of imposing beauty, named for a U.S.