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Historical Items

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Item 30903

Flood, Guilford Coal Sheds, 1934

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 13760

Randall and McAllister Coal Company building, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 10404

Main line coal tower in Oakfield, c. 1945

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Oakfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 32096

27 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Morrill's Coal & Wood Company Style: Utilitarian Use: Coal Pocket

Item 54301

Assessor's Record, 219 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Deering Coal & Wood Company Use: Shed - Coal & Wood

Item 54302

Assessor's Record, 219-225 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Deering Coal & Wood Company Use: Shed - Coal & Wood


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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - Around Town By: Piscataquis Community Middle School Students

… infoGuilford Historical Society Flood, Guilford Coal Sheds, 1934 The Guilford Coal Sheds were under water during the flood of 1934.

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Historic Hallowell - Energy

The steam engines were powered by coal. The funny thing is that as the years went by, the engines needed more coal.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Coal barges at Bragdon's Wharf, Biddeford, ca. 1912 Item 30946 infoMcArthur Public Library The last known ship produced by the…

My Maine Stories

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.