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Historical Items

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Item 11518

Grand Trunk Station, Portland, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1938-08-13 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12509

Grand Trunk Station, Grain Elevator, Portland, 1898

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 11519

Grand Trunk station, Portland, ca. 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1904 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 53355

84-184 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Railroad - Station

Exhibits

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Guarding Maine Rail Lines

Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.

Exhibit

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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

Completion in 1853 of the Grand Trunk Railroad linking Portland to Montreal expanded even further opportunities for trade and jobs.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… through Scarborough; and in 1853 the Grand Trunk Railroad was completed, linking Montreal to Portland.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler