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three men in limestone
Twenty years ago, Limestone was briefly the biggest city in Maine and these festooned fellows were fairly characteristic of its citizenry.
cows
From “Just Say Moo” by Virginia Thorndike in our July 1994 issue. It was not as easy to take these pictures as you might think.
Auto-race enthusiasts cheer drivers zooming toward the Old Orchard Beach pier
Auto-race enthusiasts cheer drivers zooming toward the Old Orchard Beach pier in one of the hundreds of American Automobile Association–sanctioned events.
Henry Puharich silhouette Rockport lab
When a shadowy Rockport estate became the world epicenter of psychics and psychedelics.
Woman swimming with children Damariscotta Lake 1984
From “On Damariscotta Lake,” in the June 1984 issue. 33 years later, families still take to the water to fish, paddle, or simply splash with the kids.
Old photo of loggers working on logs
From “Machias River Log Drive,” in our May 1971 issue. A couple of months after this article was published, the Maine State Legislature passed a law to end log drives for good.
women inspecting howitzer shells
A hundred years ago this month, the U.S. entered World War I. As young men left Maine for the front, women took key industrial jobs.
Situated east of downtown Freeport and accessible only by foot through a mile-long wooded path, Pettengill Farm has stood hidden from the modern world for over 200 years.