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City of Brewer

Brewer is the gateway to coastal communities and Acadia National Park. The city along with Bangor also serves as a trading and distribution center for the coastal areas and towns and cities to the north with the total region having a population of approximately 250,000 people.

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Center school, ca. 1950

When the Ella P. Burr School was built in 1956, the Lincoln Center school was converted to the VFW building.

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Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary's

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Historic Hallowell - The Stevens Training Center Serenaders

The Stevens Training Center Serenaders The Stevens Training Center began as the Maine Industrial School For Girls.

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Center Baptist Church, Lincoln, ca. 1900

Rev. Sylvester Besse arrived at Lincoln Center on 28 November, 1845, from Paris, Maine. He was ordained a little more than a year later, soon after…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

… School With images from Patten Free Library Center Street, Bath, ca. 1925Item Contributed byPatten Free Library The Old City Hall was located…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Shipbuilders - 1780s

… “Crick Village” section, a cluster of buildings centered on Mill Creek, where it passes under the County Road (now Route One.) A town landing was…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding

… “Crick Village” section, a cluster of buildings centered on Mill Creek, where it passes under the County Road (now Route One.) A town landing was…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Fires - 1849 to 1924

Flames spread through the center and western wing of the prison, consuming offices and the guardroom, along with the Warden’s brick dwelling.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston is Incorporated - 1777

… Society The beginnings of a prosperous village center, referred to as Crick Village for many years, was located at Mill River with a meeting house…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early 1800s

Up until the 1820s, Thomaston’s business center was concentrated at Crick Village. A dam, south of the County Road (Main Street) created a millpond…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Wharf, Store and Blacksmith Shop

… end of Wadsworth Street, was a thriving business center. The wharf existed as early as 1792, and was known either as Knox’s wharf, or Vose’s wharf.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Declines - 1857 to 1861

The waterfront remained a very active industrial center for most of the 19th century. Blacksmith shops, ships’ chandlers, block makers and sawmills…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is built - 1823 to 1824

… and warden’s residence were located in the center portion of the architecture with two wings extending off each side for the housing of prisoners…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Additions and New Wing - 1824 to 1843

… were removed to the Women's Correctional Center in Skowhegan. Warden Joel Miller House, Main Street, Thomaston, Maine c 1870Item Contributed…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Welcome to Strong

… 1940s Strong was known as “The Largest Toothpick Center in the World,” due to the vision of Charles Forster, inventor of the machinery to…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 3 of 4

… structure remains today as a private home in the center of town. The set-up was casual by today’s standards.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 1 of 4

The first town meeting was called to order on April 6, 1801. Strong VillageItem Contributed byStrong Historical Society Growth and Prosperity…

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Skowhegan Community History - Exhibits

… are clear evidence of rich learning in a student- centered environment. Students began by asking essential questions and from there pursued deeper…

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Northeast Harbor Public Library

To be an independent learning center for individuals of all ages. Support for this purpose will be provided by: • A general collection including…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 4 of 4

Looking To The Future The town has seen its wood products base disappear, but changes in the first decade of the 21st Century reflect the optimism of…

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Lincoln, Maine - Asa Griffin, Lincoln, ca. 1900

He owned a large farm in Lincoln Center on the Town Farm Road. The Masonic Hall later became the Lincoln Town Office.

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Guilford, Maine - Guilford Schools

Guilford Center Schoolhouse, ca. 1895Item Contributed byGuilford Historical Society The second school to appear in Guilford was built in 1818 in…