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Category: Nature & Geography, Natural Features

Historical Items

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Item 1165

View of Fort Kent, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Fort Kent Media: Photographic print

Item 6169

Doughnut tree, Fryeburg, 1943

Contributed by: Fryeburg Historical Society Date: 1943 Location: Fryeburg Media: Photographic print

Item 6414

Lake Maranacook Grove

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1883 Location: Maranacook Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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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.

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Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Student Narrative of MDI History

Student Narrative of MDI History Mount Desert Island (MDI) has a history that spans back over 6,000 years.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Wartime on Mt. Desert Island

Wartime on Mt. Desert Island Wartime did not pass MDI by. Many of the local men fought in the Revolutionary War and MDI continued to be represented…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Arriving in Bar Harbor

Arriving in Bar Harbor Bar Harbor steamboat landing, ca. 1885Item Contributed byMaine Historic Preservation Commission Arriving at the Bar…

My Maine Stories

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Water is Music
by P Leone

Throughout her life water has played an important part

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A Splash of Water
by Marilyn Weymouth Seguin

Reminisce of a lifetime on Little Sebago Lake

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Baxter State Park and Burton W. Howe
by Jason Howe

Formation of Baxter State Park and the involvement of Burton W. Howe of Patten