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#TBT: How Many Of These TV Commercials From 1987 Do You Remember [VIDEO]

There was a lot going on in Maine back in 1987. We had massive flooding, there was a major strike at the International Paper mill in Jay where about 1,200 employees walked out...

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#TBT: What Was On WMTW In 1988? These Retro Commercials May Remind You [VIDEO]

Back in 1988 you could watch sit-coms, or a tv drama show right up until 6 o'clock when the news came on. Now some news broadcasts start at 4...

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#TBT: Check Out This Educational Film On A Maine Barbecue From The 50’s [VIDEO]

This educational film from the 50's shows how chicken was done at a barbecue in Maine. While the cook does his thing the guests enjoy their time boating in the lake, soaking up the sun, and just plain goofing off...

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#TBT: Check Out This Commercial Of Nicky’s Cruisin’ Diner In Bangor Featuring A Young Howie Day [VIDEO]

What started in the 70s as an ice cream parlor has become a diner and a staple in the Bangor community. Nicky's Cruisin' Diner continues to serve delicious food to this day, but not too many people know that this is where Maine native Howie Day kind of got his start...

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#TBT: You Won’t Believe What The Pier Looked Like In 1890 [VIDEO]

So much has changed at the pier since the late 1800's it's almost unrecognizable! The pier opened to the public in 1898 and offered entertainment such as concerts from some of the best entertainers in the world like Frank Sanatra, Louis Armstrong, and more...

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#TBT: Check Out This Story From The 50’s Titled ‘A Maine Lobsterman’, Written By E.B. White [VIDEO]

E.B. White was an American author who wrote for The New Yorker, as well as children's books such as Stuart Little, and Charlotte's Web. In 1899, he was born in Mount Vernon, New York...

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#TBT: Remember The Dunkin’ Donuts Guy? [VIDEO]

"Time to make the donuts!"

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#TBT: See What Lobster Fishing Was Like In Maine Back In 1929 [VIDEO]

Thanks to the Northeast Historic Film YouTube page, we can see what it took to put lobster on the table back in 1929.

Int his silent video filmed along the coast of Maine off Bar Harbor, we can watch lobstermen first fish for the herring to be used as bait for the lobsters, then they climb in their tiny boat, much different than today's lobster boats, these boats had no mechanized wheel to help bring the traps to the surface, the lobstermen had to bring them up by hand...

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#TBT: Who Remembers The Maine Guides Baseball Team?

Years before the Portland Sea Dogs played at Hadlock Field there was another baseball team in Old Orchard.

 

The Maine Guides, the top farm team for the Cleveland Indians, played triple A baseball at "The Ball Park" in Old Orchard from 1984-1987.

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#TBT: Take A 90 Second Trip Down Memory Lane With These Maine Commercials From The 80’s [VIDEO]

These 3 Maine television commercials will take you back to 1986. I remember the RSVP one, and the JJ Nissen spot, but I totally forgot about the Frank Pomerleau commercial with the model trains...

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