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Historical Items

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Item 14153

Bridge over the Kennebunk River at Lower Village Kennebunk and Kennebunkport

Contributed by: Kennebunk Free Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Cabinet photograph

Item 15407

Ferry, St. John River, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1911 Media: Photographic print

Item 19480

Houlton Airport history, 1930s

Contributed by: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum Date: 1931 - 1937 Location: Houlton Media: ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.

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Aroostook County Railroads

Construction of the Bangor and Aroostook rail lines into northern Aroostook County in the early twentieth century opened the region to tourism and commerce from the south.

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Student Exhibit: Somerset Railroad

The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle Air Museum

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Seal Cove Auto Museum

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Seashore Trolley Museum

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My Maine Stories

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How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-√Čtats
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II