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Historical Items

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Item 14635

American LaFrance engine, Brewer, 1947

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: 1947 Location: Bangor Media: Metal and Rubber

Mystery Corner Item

Item 102176

Forest fire refugees, Biddeford, 1947

Mystery Corner Item Do you recognize anyone in this photo?

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1947 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 14449

Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Historical Society Date: 1947-10-23 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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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.

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

MDI and the Fire of 1947 Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947Item Contributed byBar Harbor Historical Society The Fire of 1947 wiped out…

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 2 of 2

Print. Robbins, Ryan R. The Great Fire of 1911. Bangor In Focus. 1995-2010. Web. 10 May 2010. Rowe, Ethel.

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

Frank Green at 176 Broad Street on the west side of the Kenduskeag Stream. It spread among the wooden warehouses along Bangor’s working waterfront.