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Category: Nature & Geography, Animals, Wild animals

Historical Items

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Item 7758

Old Nep, Eastport, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Eastport Media: Photoprint

Item 8981

Cow Moose Has Broken Thru the Ice, Skowhegan, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1920 Location: Skowhegan; Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 8982

Moose in river, Skowhegan, 1920

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1920 Location: Skowhegan; Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Student Exhibit: A Friend in Need!

Sometime in the 1920s a 700 hundred pound moose fell through the ice, likely between Norridgewock and Skowhegan. She was rescued by a game warden and another man. Here is the story.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Norcross Heritage Trust

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Swimming with Jellyfish
by Cathy. L

At the age of 19 Cathy attended an Audubon Camp at Hog Island.

Story

A case of mistaken animal identity
by Judy Loeven

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

Story

A Loon's World
by Norma Salway

Loons on Songo Pond