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Oakland (ME) Area Historical Society

Oakland (ME) History and Genealogy


In Honor of Oakland's Veterans
A listing of Oakland's war veterans from the Revolutionary War to the Present Day

Brief History of Oakland Oakland Families

Transcript of the Civil War journal kept by Abner R. Small while a prisoner in Virginia

Letter from Edwin A Lowe to his mother, 
Mrs. Lucetta (Soule) Parker

Oakland Directories
1903 Register
-- 1911 -- 1913 -- 1925 -- 1929
1931 -- 1934 -- 1936 -- 1938 -- 1939 -- 1948

Waterville Maine Genealogy
Website by Cindy Spaulding with very useful 
sections on early Waterville Families and 
Waterville Marriages 1830-1870.
History of Messalonskee Lodge
West Waterville, Me., from its organization to the year 1870, by Abner Small, 1871
Oakland Chronicle, 1932 Oakland Area Marriages, 1977-1996
(Belgrade, Oakland, Rome, Sidney)

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Peter Vogt's Video of Emerson-Stevens, in operation in 1965

This is a short film made by Peter Vogt in 1965 about axe making in Oakland, Maine. It documents the process of creating fine axes in the Emerson Stevens shop -- the last axe factory to operate in Oakland. Oakland was once a world-famous center of quality blade-making.

Oakland Axes, from "Memories of Maine", Kennebec and Androscoggin 
River Valleys Edition, Summer 2014, used with the kind permission of 

David Branch, Publisher, 110 Marginal Way, Suite 123, Portland, Me. 04101

(207) 797-9597


This web page is NOT associated with the current Oakland Area Historical Society.  
However some pages do give some history of the OAHS which current members may not be aware of.  
In the interest of Oakland's history, this information is included here.


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Updated 31 Aug 2023