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Restoring the Penobscot River
by John Banks

My role as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources for the Penobscot Indian Nation

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Hand carrying water in Marshfield
by Dorothy Gardner

Ways of getting water in rural Maine. From fetching water from a stream to having a well.

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Picture This: Life on Hancock St, Bangor Maine
by anonymous

A conversation with Jay Millet, who grew up on Hancock St in Bangor Maine during the depression.

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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60 years as a Sister of Mercy
by Sister Miriam Callnan

Sister Callnan discussed her 60 years as a member of the Sisters of Mercy.

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Supporting the Mercy Hospital mission for 30+ years
by David Small

David Small described his time on the Mercy Hospital Board, The Sisters of Mercy, and expansion.

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Lionel "Toots" Bouthot: A life filled with music
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

From the age of 5, a lifetime of contributing to the musical fabric of Biddeford.

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My work as V.P. of nursing and patient care at Mercy Hospital
by Bette Neville

Bette Neville discussed her 15 years of work at Mercy.

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Ogunquit Beach Sonnet
by Shannon Schooley

Sonnet written for school when I was 12 years old.

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It was like a family in the mill
by Arnold R. Couture

I saw a lot of changes at the International Paper Otis Mill during my 26 years as an electrician

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Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam

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A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference

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In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs

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Black Is Beautiful
by Judi Jones

Gut-wrenching fear

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Canadian immigrant founds worlds largest paper company in 1898
by Hugh J. Chisholm

Hugh J. Chisholm founded International Paper, which was the world's largest paper company in 1898.

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Creating the Purr-Sist button
by Ellen Crocker

Motivated by the Women's March and Sen. Warren, I created these buttons

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Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part

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A poem about my experiences in Vietnam
by Doug Rawlings

A poem about my experiences in Vietnam

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.

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An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021

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A New Beginning for Wabanaki Land Relationships
by John Banks

Wabanaki leadership in land stewardship

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam

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My life as a revolutionary knitter
by Katharine Cobey

Moving to Maine and confronting knitting stereotypes