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John Poor, Portland, ca. 1860

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John Poor, Portland, ca. 1860

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John Alfred Poor (1809-1871) was the founder of the Portland Company, a steel fabricating company in Portland that made engines for trains and ships, among other products.

He was a promoter of the Atlantic and St. Lawrence Railroad, continuously working to expand the Maine railroad system.

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  • Title: John Poor, Portland, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph of engraving
  • Dimensions (cm): 18 x 13
  • Local Code: Photographs--Poor, Coll. 420
  • Collection: Fogg, J.H.S.
  • Object Type: Image

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489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
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