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Item 98782

Gay Block Fire, Waldoboro, 1962

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: 1962

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Photographic print

Item 9361

1937 Chevrolet fire truck, Presque Isle

Contributed by: Presque Isle Fire Department

Date: circa 1959

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Photographic print

Item 14272

1930 McCann Fire Engine, Bangor, 1930

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum

Date: 1930

Location: Bangor

Media: Fire Truck

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Water Witch, Waldoboro, ca. 1838

Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


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.


Mary King Scrimgeour dress, Lewiston, ca. 1895

Dressing Up, Standing Out, Fitting In

Adorning oneself to look one's "best" has varied over time, gender, economic class, and by event. Adornments suggest one's sense of identity and one's intent to stand out or fit in.

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 Engine #2, Millinocket, ca. 1979

Millinocket Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Union Fire Club, Fire Bucket, Hallowell, 1805

Historic Hallowell - The Hallowell Union Fire Club

After horrible fires were fought, firefighters and local citizens would get together and use music in a parade going up and down the streets to…

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Police and Fire Citations

"Hallowell Raises Funds to Restore Historic Fire Truck."  The Kennebec Journal [augusta] 31 Oct. 1990.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


The only letter to survive World War II

by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey