Forest fire refugees, Biddeford, 1947

Contributed by Brick Store Museum

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Forest fire refugees, Biddeford, 1947


These people were seeking shelter in St. Joseph's Hall in Biddeford from the forest fire of 1947 that swept through several towns in Maine.

The fire was in fact many fires that did not just strike the Kennebunks and Biddeford, but numerous places stretching from Waterboro to Bar Harbor. Nearly 200,000 acres across Maine burned in the fire and all of the state was on alert.

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About This Item

  • Title: Forest fire refugees, Biddeford, 1947
  • Creation Date: 1947
  • Subject Date: 1947
  • Town: Biddeford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: 1984.L.95
  • Object Type: Image

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Brick Store Museum
117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-4802

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