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Survival
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

Our bodies are constantly monitoring, balancing and adapting to the outside environment through a process called “homeostasis.” We journey to the limits of human endurance as New England scientists and survivors examine how the body attempts to maintain its steady state at high mountain altitudes, in extreme cold and heat and even in outer space.

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Homeostasis
Human endurance

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Trip from Damariscotta Mills to Madawaska
Maine State Archives, Text

Pages from a journal regarding a trip from Damarariscotta Mills to Madawaska, mentioning the terrain, French settlers living along the route and their churches, Indians found living there, and conflict with representatives of the British Gov't in N.B.

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Churches
Conflict-Stability: control of Maine, land disputes, French-English-Indians
Surveys
Waterways
Native Americans
Rivers
Settlements
Land Disputes

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The Widower King
Fogler Special Collections, Text

Story, "The Widower King," told by Clara Neptune to Fannie Hardy Eckstorm.

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Legends
Native Americans
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe
Tales

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The Railroad Brings Competition
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:01:52

As the 1800s progressed, demand diminished for Maine's produce, meat and dairy products as new rail lines connected much of the east coast with the fertile farmlands of the midwest.

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Farming/Agriculture
Farms -- Maine
Railroads
Railroads -- Maine

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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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View The Farnsworth Art Museum
Art History, Moving Image

Recognized as one of the finest regional art museums in the country, the Farnsworth collection of American art focuses on art created in or inspired by Maine. The museum also houses the nation’s second-largest collection of works by premier 20th century sculptor Louise Nevelson and has opened four new galleries to showcase contemporary art. Its Wyeth Center exclusively features a great variety of works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth.

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Art -- Maine -- Rockland
Farnsworth Art Museum
Art

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A New Appreciation of Rural Maine
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:03:35

At the turn of the last century, Maine farming underwent lasting changes. The pastoral landscape, a landscape of mixed farms, forests, fields and towns, brought tourists to the state. Farming contributes a lot to the three-billion-dollar tourism industry of Maine.

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Farms -- Maine
Tourism -- Maine
Farming/Agriculture
Recreation/Tourism

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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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Legends
Native Americans
Passamaquoddy Indians
Passamaquoddy Tribe
Tales

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Rabbit's Duck Hunt
Maine Folklife Center, Text

Story of Rabbit and his duck hunt. Rabbit is a popular figure in Wabanaki folktales. In this legend, Rabbit has difficulty shooting ducks, and ingeniously curves his arrow so as to get many with the same shot.This version of the story was written by Molly Spotted Elk, a Penobscot writer and dancer.

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Native Americans
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe
Tales

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Faster Methods for the Farmer
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:02:18

Farming in Maine has changed so much. Farmers used oxen as the main power until the 1860's, when horses, with their advantage of increased speed, came into use. Eventually, cars and other mechanization replaced hourse as the main power.

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Dairy farming -- Maine
Farming/Agriculture

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