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Agricultural Society Returns
Maine State Archives, Text

In an effort to encourage agricultural improvements, the state gave money to the Agricultural Societies to give as awards for the best in various catagories. This return is from Kennebec County.

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Farming/Agriculture
Agriculture -- Kennebec County (Me.)

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Hotel Guest Registers
Fogler Special Collections, Text

Pages from the hotel guest registers of the "Baycrest" Hotel, Haborside, Cape Rosier, Maine. Notice place of residence listed for each guest, indicating the wide range of places from which people came to visit the Maine coast.

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Hotels
Recreation/Tourism
Tourism

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Summit of Cadillac Mt., Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine
Fogler Special Collections, Still Image

Postcard, "Summit of Cadillac Mt., Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine." View of parking lot at summit of Cadillac Mountain.

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Automobiles
Recreation/Tourism
Tourism
Transportation

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A Love for the Land
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:25:36

The legacy of Maine's farmers is the open farmland they shaped from the wooded rocky terrain. Their story is an inspiring tale of hardship, innovation, and remarkable endurance. As agriculture heads into the next century, "HOME" looks back at the last century of farming in Maine.

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Agricultural resources -- Maine
Natural resources -- Maine
Maine -- Social life and customs
Maine -- History
Agriculture -- Maine
Farming/Agriculture
Farm life-- History

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Lobster Traps and Fish Drying
Fogler Special Collections, Still Image

Postcard, view of seaside buildings and lobster traps. Some of the traps appear have fish spread out on them to dry. Prior to the commercial application of freezing and refrigeration technologies, many people relied on dried and salted fish as an important food source. At one time, the catching and production of salt, or dried, cod was an important industry along the coast; as lobstering became in the late nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

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Fishery processing
Lobster industry
Maritime/Waterfront

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Lobsters
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:02:03

Today, lobster fishing has replaced cod fishing as the largest fishing industry in the Gulf of Maine. Fishermen are well aware that the life cycle of lobsters can affect their catch.

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Lobster Fisheries
Fishing/Fisherman
Oceanography
Ecosystem management
Fishery resources

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View Case Study: Effects of marine protected area at Georges Bank
Science, Moving Image

This segment from "The Science of Marine Reserves" video discusses the effects of a fishery closure on scallop and cod at Georges Bank. The other segments of the video and a companion booklet can be downloaded at http://www.piscoweb.org/outreach/pubs/reserve
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Effects of a fishery closure on Georges Bank
Oceanography

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The Frontier Wars
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:27:01

Land disputes, tensions about resource allocation and European wars combined to trigger intense strife and armed conflict between Maine's English, French and Native populations. The Frontier Wars were a series of six wars spanning nearly a century that devastated populations in Maine, and had a permanent and chilling effect on the relations between English settlers and Native Americans.

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Natural resources
Land Disputes
Native Americans
History - Colonial Period

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Maine's Harvesters of the Sea
Northeast Historic Film, Moving Image, 00:27:31

Narration and appearance by artist Laurence Sisson. Fishermen in trawlers, draggers, purse seiners and lobster boats. Fishing for cod, haddock, whiting, ocean perch, shrimp and lobster.

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Fisheries
Fishing/Fisherman
Fishery resources
Natural resources
Lobster industry

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Fish Inspection Report
Maine State Archives, Text

Fish Inspection report on the number of barrels of fish, smoked fish and pickled fish caught and produced in a town.

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Fisheries
Cod
Geography: transportation, waterways, maritime, shipbuilding, fishing
Herring
Mackerel
Fishing/Fisherman

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