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Historical Items

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Item 33475

Shipyard stamp, Co. Biddeford, ca. 1917

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Biddeford Media: Metal

Item 52003

Biddeford High School, Alfred Street, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1910 Location: Biddeford Media: Postcard

Item 31236

Mark Gould report card, Biddeford, 1854-55

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1855 Location: Biddeford Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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May Baskets, a Dog, and a Party for Children

Two women thinking intruders were coming into their Biddeford Pool home, let the dog out to chase them away. Later, they discovered the truth about the noise at their door.

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Graduation Season

Graduations -- and schools -- in the 19th through the first decade of the 20th century often were small affairs and sometimes featured student presentations that demonstrated what they had learned. They were not necessarily held in May or June, what later became the standard "end of the school year."

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXHIBITS

… of New England SHIPBUILDING IN BIDDEFORD BIDDEFORD'S MOVERS & SHAKERS THE CIVIL WAR & BIDDEFORD THE THURSDAY CLUB ARTISTS AND INVENTORS OF…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - EXPLORE the history of Biddeford, Maine...

BHP 2009-2010 team members from Biddeford High School Project Aspire, Biddeford Historical Society, and McArthur Public Library.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - CONTACT

BY EMAIL: reference@mcarthur.lib.me.us *Please include "BIDDEFORD HERITAGE PROJECT" in the subject of your email.*

My Maine Stories

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My career working at Pepperell Mills in the Vellux Division
by David Bishop

My 35 years working in the Vellux blanket division of Pepperell Mills, Biddeford.

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Everything we did was new and exciting in the Vellux division
by Maurice Paquette

If you applied yourself you could do anything at Pepperell Mills.

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Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me