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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
Farm life-- History

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The Penobscot Expedition and the Revolution
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

The Penobscot disaster is usually regarded as the worst American Naval disaster with the exception of Pearl Harbor. An accidental archeological discovery in the Penobscot River sheds new light on the desperate last moments of the worst defeat of the American Revolution.

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Penobscot Expedition, 1779
History - Revolutionary War
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

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Trails, Rails, and Roads
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

The story of transportation in Maine is the story of the state's ongoing challenge to keep its people connected both to economic markets and to each other. Whether it's Route 113 in western Maine, US Route 1 meandering up the coast, or the once plentiful rail routes that joined every corner of the state, Maine's communities have been formed by the patterns of transportation.

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The Nation's Playground
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

With its remarkable coastline, deep-green forest, and rolling landscape, Maine has been a favorite place for visitors for over a century. During the late 1800s, trains and steamboats brought visitors to every corner of the state. Over the last century, tourism has grown into Maine’s largest industry.

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Tourism -- Maine -- History

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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

The Corn and Tobacco Mother
Maine Folklife Center, Text

Traditional Penobscot tale, "The Corn and Tobacco Mother", written by Molly Spotted Elk and included in her manuscript, Katahdin Wigwam's Tales.

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Native Americans
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe

The Boy Who Lived with the Bears
Fogler Special Collections, Text

Story, "The Boy Who Lived with the Bears," as told by Sebbattis Joseph Mitchell to Manly Hardy.

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Native Americans
Passamaquoddy Indians
Passamaquoddy Tribe

Edwin H. Eddy's recollection of his visit to a logging camp, 1880
Maine Historical Society, Text

Recollections of Edwin H. Eddy's visit to a logging camp near Moosehead Lake in 1880.

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Cutler, Thatcher & Company
Eddy, Edwin H.
Eddy, Edwin H. -- Personal narratives
Eddy, Johnathan
Lumber trade -- Maine
Lumbering -- Maine
Lumbermen -- Maine
Moosehead Lake -- History

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Animals Modify for Winter
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:02:31

A more ingenious strategy for winter survival is the heat exchange system used by various mammals and birds that have large tails or legs exposed to frigid water. In lakes and ponds, aquatic life shifts into winter mode often long before the onset of winter.

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Mammals -- Wintering
Water birds -- Wintering
Turtles -- Hibernation

My Debt to Maine by Theodore Roosevelt
Maine Historical Society, Text

Theodore Roosevelt describes his visits to Island Falls, Maine in Aroostook County when he was a boy and the Sewall family with whom he stayed. The essay goes on to describe his home, the Elkhorn, where he invited the Sewalls and the Dows of Island Falls to visit and hunt with him.

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Dow family (Island Falls, Me.)
Dow, Wilmot
Elkhorn (house)
Hunting -- Maine -- Island Falls
Katahdin (Mt.)
Lumbering industry -- Maine
Presidents -- United States -- Personal narratives
Roosevelt, Theodore
Sewall family (Island Falls, Me.)
Sewall, Bill
Sewall, Dave
Winter -- Maine -- Island Falls
Winter camping

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