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    GALLERY: Hubbard Free Library project to preserve local newspapers dating back to 1790s - Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal | of | Share this photo

    Earle Shettleworth looks at a bound collection of The Tocsin, a Hallowell newspaper published in 1794, in front of the shelves Larry Morrissette built to house the archive of old newspapers at the Hubbard Free Library in Hallowell. Tocsin is defined as a bell used to sound an alarm and is it is oldest paper in the library's collection.

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    Hubbard Free Library Director Annemarie Kromhout shows a bound volume of the Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Weekly Gazette on Tuesday at the Hallowell library. That and the rest of the library's newspaper collection will be stored in special boxes on shelves built by Larry Morrissette.

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    Some of the special boxes designed for archiving newspapers are seen on dedicated shelves built to store them at the Hubbard Free Library in Hallowell.

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    GALLERY: Hubbard Free Library project to preserve local newspapers dating back to 1790s - Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal | of | Share this photo

    Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Weekly Gazette are among the collection of centuries old newspapers Tuesday at the Hubbard Free Library in Hallowell.

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    GALLERY: Hubbard Free Library project to preserve local newspapers dating back to 1790s - Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal | of | Share this photo

    Earle Shettleworth, left, and Larry Morrissette in front of the shelves Morrissette built to house the archive of old newspapers at the Hubbard Free Library in Hallowell. The papers are stored in special boxes.

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    GALLERY: Hubbard Free Library project to preserve local newspapers dating back to 1790s - Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal | of | Share this photo

    The Tocsin, a Hallowell newspaper published in 1794, seen Tuesday at the Hubbard Free Library in Hallowell. Tocsin is defined as a bell used to sound an alarm and it is oldest paper in the library's collection.

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    GALLERY: Hubbard Free Library project to preserve local newspapers dating back to 1790s - Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal | of | Share this photo

    Earle Shettleworth, left, and Larry Morrissette sit Tuesday in front of the shelves Morrissette built to house the archive of old newspapers at the Hubbard Free Library in Hallowell.

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