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Category: Nature & Geography, Animals

Historical Items

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Item 5479

Winter harness racing, Poland Spring, ca. 1900s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Poland Spring Media: Photographic print

Item 7456

Leam Thurlon, Angus Porter and cat

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Stonington Media: Postcard

Item 7763

The Trotters, Bar Harbor Horse Show, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photoprint


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Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.


Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.


Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.

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Norcross Heritage Trust

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My Maine Stories

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A case of mistaken animal identity
by Judy Loeven

The time my neighbor's dog Tyson got away, or so I thought.