Great fire of Portland 1866
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This map shows the location (in red) of the damage of the Great fire of Portland, 1866. This fire was caused by fireworks during the celebration of July 4th.
To ensure that Portland would never again experience a tragedy like the Great Fire, Portland installed a fire alarm signal system in 1867. The mayor also signed a contract in 1868 to pipe in water from Sebago Lake in order to add to the city's available water supply.
- Title: Great fire of Portland 1866
- Creator: Bufford, J. H.
- Creation Date: 1866
- Subject Date: 1866-07-04
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 30 x 43
- Local Code: Map F 587
- Object Type: Text and Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Fireworks--Accidents and injuries
Portland (Me.)--Fire, 1866--Maps
Great Fire, Portland, Me., 1866--Maps
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