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Category: Nature & Geography, Plants, Trees

Historical Items

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Item 13131

House on Court Street, Houlton, c. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 19062

Spruce tree in pine stump, Pleasant Pond, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: 1922-06-19 Media: Photographic print

Item 20826

Danforth Street orchard, Portland, ca. 1900

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

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.

Site Pages

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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…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Intro: pages 534-603

Intro: pages 534-603 Approximately 1859-1854   Part 8, pages 534-603 Two of Martin's children were quite ill with measles; he looked for a new…

My Maine Stories

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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

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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