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Eagle Lake Township

Locomotives at the Tramway Site (1978)

Not to be confused with the town of Eagle Lake  in Aroostook County, Eagle Lake Township lies to the southwest in Piscataquis County. It too has frontage on another waterbody named Eagle Lake and includes part of the Allagash Wilderness … Continue reading

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T22 MD Township

sign: Entering TWP 22 on Route 9

A small community in Hancock County, the township’s only improved road, in its northeastern corner, is a portion of Route 9, (“The Airline“). Rocky Pond lies at the center of the township, with a network of unimproved logging roads surrounding it. … Continue reading

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Historic and Scenic Sites

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Coburn Gore

Convenience Store (2017)

This is a small unorganized township in Franklin County on the border with Canada. It has a very small village with few houses and one store. Logging trucks abound, both in the village and those traveling through from Canada, many … Continue reading

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Longley Inaugural Address 1975

Governor James B. Longley, January 2, 1975 INAUGURAL ADDRESS Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Associate Justices, former Governors, and Members of the 107th Legislature. Tonight I begin my duties as Governor of Maine with full realization of the … Continue reading

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Some suggested terms to enter in the Search box. Include quotes where noted.  List will be updated periodically. More at Navigation Options and Help ==> Search Term Results Updated Comment Architecture  “styles” may include combinations Baroque 3 “Cape style” 23 … Continue reading

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Western, Southern Cumberland County

.See the Navigation Options and Help for insights on finding additional content. See videos: https://www.youtube.com/publiusflix See Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaineAnEncyclopedia —————– Subscribe to News Updates August 13, 2017 New Articles: Freeport Historic Register. Images and/or text changed: Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Casco, … Continue reading

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Freeport Historic Register

E.B. Mallett Office Building (2016)

National Register of Historic Places – Freeport Mallett, E. B., Office Building [Mill Street] E.B. Mallett Office Building (2016) Perhaps more than anyone, Edmund Buxton Mallett, Jr. (1853-1923) shaped the town’s character. In 1883 he moved from Pownal to launch … Continue reading

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Parmachenee Township

Location Map for Parmachenee Township

This township is on the New Hampshire border in northwestern Maine. The name, according to Brian McCauley, is “Abenaki for ‘across the usual path.’ Legend says it was the name of an Indian Chief’s daughter.” The Magalloway River runs southward … Continue reading

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Lynchtown Township

Location Map for Lynchtown Township

The Oxford County Township, in northwestern Maine on the New Hampshire border, is just south of Parmachenee Township. It includes and  a small north portion of Aziscohos Lake and the bulk of Parmachenee Lake.  That lake was home to the … Continue reading

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Fruits

Pick Your Own Tray with strawberries (2017)

Berries Strawberries Strawberries are a high value crop in Maine agriculture with net profit potential of $6,000 or more per acre. The number of farms raising strawberries and the acreage dedicated to them increased substantially in recent years, with more … Continue reading

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Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

Ditectional Signs (2017)

In August 2016, President Barak Obama designated this area a National Monument.  It was offered to the United States government by the Roxanne Quimby Foundation, which has established a substantial endowment with the National Park Foundation to support the administration … Continue reading

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Insects, Fireflies

Firefly in Maine (2017)

As I turned out the light in my office, a small wink of another light flickered back at me. This firefly is a Maine native. Strangely, these “flies” are actually flying beetles. They use their lighting abilities in summer to … Continue reading

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Woodchucks

Woodchucks in Sherman (2017)

These cute large rodents (thus a mammal) are entertaining to look at, but potentially dangerous and disruptive. A member of the squirrel family, it is also known as the “ground hog” or whistle pig. According to Scientific American, Groundhogs are … Continue reading

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Insects, Browntail Moth

Browntail Moth Larva (2017)

According to the Maine Forest Service the browntail moth was accidentally introduced into Somerville, Massachusetts from Europe in 1897.  By 1913, the insect had spread to all New England states, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  Populations of this pest slowly … Continue reading

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T3 R8 WELS

Moose Pond (2014)

Most of this township  is part of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.  The exception is a portion in its northwest corner around Katahdin Lake, now part of Baxter State Park. The National Monument here is accessible east of … Continue reading

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Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe in Harpswell (2011)

This seven-inch gray bird with brown wings returns to southern Maine in early spring to build its nest, often in the usual place unless it has been destroyed. The insect eating Phoebe makes its news under overhanging structures, such as … Continue reading

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