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Item 31960

Flood, Water Street, Hallowell, 1936

Contributed by: Arthur Moore through Hubbard Free Library

Date: 1936

Location: Hallowell

Media: Photographic print

Item 20497

Flooded bridge, Brunswick, 1936

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: 1936

Location: Brunswick

Media: Photographic print

Item 20496

Water pouring over bridge, Brunswick, 1936 flood

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: 1936

Location: Brunswick

Media: Photographic print

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Flood in Mechanic Falls, ca. 1896

High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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Brunswick-Topsham pedestrian bridge, ca. 1920

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Kennebec River Flood, Business district, Hallowell, 1870

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods

Written by William Lewis In 1936, a major flood came upon the Kennebec River. The flood was a total disaster to the surrounding areas.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods Citations

1936, Maine Flood Disaster of Friday, the 13th of March, 1936 Kennebec Journal, Steven Cartwright, Hubbard Free plans renovations Maine Sunday…

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Poem of the 1896 Flood by William Lewis

… of the 1896 Flood by William Lewis Hallowell Flood of 1896 It was March 3, 1896 and there was a flood Everyone was 10 feet under without any food…