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Historical Items

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Item 18507

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad track maintenance equipment, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Media: Photographic print

Item 104418

Fire department equipment and storage unit, Troy, ca. 1942

Courtesy of Neil Piper, an individual partner Date: circa 1942 Location: Troy Media: Photographic print

Item 5223

Civil war equipment and supplies, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1865 Media: Card photograph

Tax Records

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Item 50768

29-33 Exchange Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Wm W. Thomas Jr. Trustee Use: Store & Office

Online Exhibits

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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Millinocket Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Welcome to Swan's Island!

"… shell middens to the rusted remains of quarrying equipment, Swan's Island holds a living history of the industries that have sustained its…"

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Minturn Schoolhouse

"… There was a window upstairs, and the rooms were equipped with desks, a blackboard, and a closet. The school outhouse changed location over the…"

My Maine Stories

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam


John Coyne from Waterville Enlists as a Railroad Man in WWI
by Mary D. Coyne

Description of conditions railroad men endured and family background on John Coyne.


by anonymous

tracers, bonding, and fixations

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

World War I and the U.S. Home Front

Grade Level: 9-12 Content Area: Social Studies
Learn about World War I using primary sources from Maine Memory Network and the Library of Congress.