'Need power' sign, 1998

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'Need power' sign, 1998

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During the ice storm of January 1998, people frequently placed hand-written signs near their property to let utility crews know that they still needed to be reconnected to the power grid.

This sign, saved by a Central Maine Power Co. crew, reads, "Need Power!!! 9-month baby inside."

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About This Item

  • Title: 'Need power' sign, 1998
  • Creation Date: 1998
  • Subject Date: 1998
  • Media: Paint on masonite
  • Local Code: 2004.090.0406
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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