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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

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Arbor Day, St. Agatha, 1923

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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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

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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CCC crew and trucks, Alfred, ca. 1933

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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Children's Gate, Longfellow Garden, Portland, ca. 1930

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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Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

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 Showing 3 of 6 View All

Story

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.

Story

Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

My 41 year career in Maine paper mills

by Mike Luciano


Generations of paper workers, families, immigrants, jobs in the mill, labor strikes, and changes