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Item 1204

Title: Columbia Market, Portland, 1951

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1951

Location: Portland

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 26400

Title: Hurricane Damage, Thomaston, 1950s

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: circa 1954

Location: Thomaston

Media: Photograph

Item 17445

Title: Oxford and Franklin streets, Portland, ca. 1950s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Riding the Old Blue chairlift at Pleasant Mountain

Skiing Pleasant Mountain

By the second half of the 20th century, skiing began to enjoy unprecedented popularity. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton (now Shawnee Peak) was Maine's foremost place to join the fun in the 1950s and 1960s.


Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.