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They Came By Sea
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

Europeans arrived here by sea, attracted by the region's phenomenal fisheries and the natural resources visible on the coast. At first, they weren't interested in establishing permanent settlements but, as an appreciation for the economic value of Maine's natural resources grew, colonial settlement began. Today, Maine continues to rely on the economic advantages available through the natural resources of the coast.

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History - Colonial Period

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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 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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Bone Protein Analysis
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:00:57

One of the latest developments in archeology is the use of bone chemistry to find signatures for the amount of protein in a person or animal’s diet that came from marine sources.

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Biomolecules, Fossil.

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Power Lines
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:46

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Hydroelectric power plants
Water Power

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Cape Cod Flyby
Science, Moving Image

This animation of Cape Cod, Massachusetts was done as part of a series of animations showing Landsats view of our National Parks.

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View of Cape Cod's Geology

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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

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

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

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