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Item 79393

Flood on Main Street, Ridlonville, 1936

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society

Date: 1936

Location: Mexico

Media: Photographic print

Item 79392

Flood on Bridge Street, Mexico, 1936

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society

Date: 1936

Location: Mexico

Media: Photographic print

Item 6060

Cumberland Club, Portland, 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1886-01-28

Location: Portland

Media: Albumen print

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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.

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Edith Knight Moulton, ca. 1900

The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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Park Street, Portland, 1886

Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

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Historic Hallowell - Disasters - Natural and Man-made

Natural disasters have plagued Hallowell throughout its history, but man-made disasters have impacted the city as well.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Blizzard Poems

… depth 28 inches of white unforgettable Surprise disaster warning last minute necessities struggling people Roads plow’s success died down difficult…

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Historic Hallowell - Interview with Richard Bachelder - almost an eyewitnes!

He lived next-door. Train Wreck Podcast  Dick and his friends continued to play football, unaware of of the near by train disaster. X