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Category: Transportation, Rail, Trains

Historical Items

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Item 5788

Grand Trunk locomotive, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Media: Photographic print

Item 5898

Grand Trunk Railroad engine 255, Portland, ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Albumen print

Item 5930

Grand Trunk Railroad's engine #234

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: Portland Media: Albumen print

Exhibits

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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.

Exhibit

Princeton: Woods and Water Built This Town

Princeton benefited from its location on a river -- the St. Croix -- that was useful for transportation of people and lumber and for powering mills as well as on its proximity to forests.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 1 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales Item Contributed byPresque Isle Historical Society Text by Chris, a Presque Isle Middle School student Images from the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 3 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales During World War II, General Motors was making just enough cars to stay in business because they were making tanks to help the…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Carroll's Auto Sales - Page 2 of 3

Carroll's Auto Sales Back then an average truck cost about $1,700 dollars. One time the potato service bought about 25 farm trucks at once and…

My Maine Stories

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Story

How Mon-Oncle France came to Les-États
by Michael Parent

How Mon-Oncle France came to the United States.