Category: Home, Food & Cooking
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Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society
Date: circa 1905
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1840
Media: Silver (coin)
Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.
Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.
Federal Prohibition took hold of America in 1920 with the passing of the Volstead Act that banned the sale and consumption of all alcohol in the US. However, Maine had the Temperance movement long before anyone was prohibited from taking part in one of America's most popular past times. Starting in 1851, the struggles between the "drys" and the "wets" of Maine lasted for 82 years, a period of time that was everything but dry and rife with nothing but illegal activity.
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All
by Nicolette B. Meister
How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.
by Randy Randall
Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.
by Kathy Becvar
Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.