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Category: Nature & Geography, Plants

Historical Items

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Item 10984

Largest tree, Leeds, 1980

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1980-12-03 Location: Leeds Media: Photographic print

Item 11503

Annie Stone Stanwood, Brunswick, ca. 1900

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

Item 12024

Longfellow Garden sundial, Portland, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Longfellow Garden Club Date: circa 1935 Location: Portland Media: Lantern slide

Exhibits

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A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Putting Men to Work, Saving Trees

While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.

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Longfellow Garden Club

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works

Lewiston Journal article on Katahdin Iron Works   Article on KIW This undated article from the Lewiston Journal was among John Martin's effects.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Illustrations

Illustrations Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society and Maine State Museum When he visited Belfast and saw a…

My Maine Stories

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Finding and cooking fiddleheads with my parents
by Brian J. Theriault

My father has been picking and eating fiddleheads almost all his life, Mom prepares and stores them

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast