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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

What is a privy? Privies or outhouses were bathrooms and did not have running water. Privies were usually built outside or in a connecting building…

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Camden-Rockport Historical Society

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Who were the Kennebec and Pejepscot Proprietors? - Page 5 of 7

… clerks managed the books and, as they were privy to sensitive information, wielded considerable power in company affairs.

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - The Shaping of the Borderlands: Arcane Deeds and Failed Colonies - Page 3 of 5

… lost favor and was rejected by March of 1730, the Privy Council determined that political control of the area was rightfully in the hands of the…

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Otisfield Historical Society

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Bangor Public Library

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Blue Hill, Maine - Educating Blue Hill

Bathrooms, or "privies," were found outside of schoolhouses, one for boys and one for girls. In 1928 modified toilets were installed inside the…