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Item 16302

Houlton's 1861 hand pumper, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: 1861

Location: Houlton

Media: Photographic print

Item 79522

Androscoggin No. 2 hand engine of Topsham, 1850

Contributed by: Town of Topsham

Date: 1850

Location: Topsham

Media: wood and metal

Item 100055

The Triumph, Waldoboro, ca. 1872

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: circa 1872

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Wood, metal

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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.

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Immigrant workers at Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Cascade Hand Tub, Vaughan Homestead, Hallowell, ca. 1935

Historic Hallowell - Cascade Hand Tub

Cascade Hand Tub Cascade Hand Tub, Vaughan Homestead, Hallowell, ca. 1935Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The Cascade Hand Tub, built…

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Fire Station, Second Street, Hallowell, May 30, 1918

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Fire Department Technology

For example, the Tiger or the Cascade Hand Pump, both of which were fire fighting technology in their time.

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Tiger Pumper, Second Street Fire Station, Hallowell, ca. 1900

Historic Hallowell - The Tiger and the Lion

It is a hand tub, a type of fire fighting engine with a stitched together, leather hose. Fire Department, Hallowell, 1843Item Contributed…