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Maine Experience is an original production of MPBN featuring historical segments on various aspects of Maine life – it might be a person, a place, a historical event or even a cultural phenomenon – that makes the Pine Tree State such a unique place, one that captures the hearts of residents and visitors alike. More than 50 segments from this series are currently available on-demand from

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Episode 105
Osteopathic Doctor
September 13, 2010

The Doctors of Osteopathy describes the significant role they have played in the history of health care in Maine. Homer on Prouts Neck takes viewers into the studio of one America’s most famous painters, Winslow Homer. Visit the town of Farmington where an invention that helps to take the bite out of the winter is celebrated. Witness an unusual double wedding in Caribou. And Maine's grand hotels.

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Episode 104
Fiddler Mellie Dunham
September 2, 2010

Fiddling to Fame introduces viewers to Mellie Dunham, a snowshoe maker turned world-famous fiddler from Norway, Maine. Statue Stories explores Maine’s town square statues. Visit the Bowdoin Pines in Brunswick where trees like the ones there today once served as fuel for the British Empire. Plus, a sardine cannery in Eastport circa 1930. And, Maine’s most devastating floods.

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Episode 103
An archival image from Facing the Past
August 26, 2010

"Facing the Past: Malaga Island" explores the events of the early 1900s when the state government seized an island off the coast where generations of African-Americans had settled. "Maine Village Mills" takes us back to a water-powered world in the 1800s. "White Gold" details Maine’s famed ice harvesting industry. Archival film showing Bar Harbor circa 1926. And Maine’s surprisingly long Chinese heritage.

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Episode 102
Neal Dow
August 16, 2010

The Prophet of Prohibition, examines the role of former Portland Mayor and presidential candidate Neal Dow in the national temperance movement begun in the mid-1800s. Norlands Living History is the experience of living the rural Maine life as it truly was in 18th and 19th centuries. Sequin Light profiles Maine’s second oldest lighthouse, commissioned by George Washington in 1795. Northeast Historic Film’s Abbott Collection and contains footage of a clambake in Auburn circa 1928. And see photos of ships that have run aground off Cape Elizabeth throughout history.

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Funding for production of Maine Experience was provided in part by: Elsie Viles, Cynthia Crocker, the Richard Bresnahan Family, Harry and Susan Konkel, the Borman Family Foundation, Henrietta Farnum Stewart, Randy Phelps and Pamela Daley, the Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Judith and Joe Kaminski and Calista L. Harder.

Founded by the University of Maine System and Colby, Bates and Bowdoin Colleges.

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