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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin's Journal

… the outbreak of the Civil War, the first electric railroad, noted floods, and descriptions of churches and schools.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

… estates belonging to bankers, industrialists, and railroad men. The Boston Symphony was playing regularly by the Bar Harbor Club pool, and…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Founding of the Farmington State Normal School

… to $2.50 per week,” and with the Androscoggin Railroad to transport students to and from the School.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Meeting House Park

It was believed that a spark from the railroad engine alighted in a shed on the Pleasant Street side of Meeting House Park.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

Railroads were tracking westward to vast new sources of wood products. Steamboats with iron hulls replaced wooden sailing vessels.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - "Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary - Page 2 of 2

… balloon in Bangor, the first electric street railroad, a horseless carriage, and others. He speculated in the second scrapbook about things he…

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

At the turn of the century Guilford had the railroad, woolen mills, a newspaper, and even a cinema. What the town needed was a library.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Skyline Farm - Making and Preserving History

At that time, the Maine Central Railroad ran close by the farm, facilitating the transportation of dairy and forest products to markets in Portland…

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Colby College Special Collections

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Education

… he developed, and his association with a new railroad. School Books William Whittier's Day Book circa 1845 This shows Whittier selling to Wm.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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