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Item 6059

The great ice storm of Jan. 28, 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1886-01-28 Location: Portland Media: Albumen print

Item 6061

Ice storm damage, 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1886-01-28 Location: Portland Media: Albumen print

Item 6062

Oxford Street, Portland, 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1886-02-03 Location: Portland Media: Albumen print

Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Comparisons

Recently Iowa had an ice storm, these storms were similar. The Hallowell ice storm resulted in more than an inch of ice coating everything in sight…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice; The Ice Storm of 1998; Ice Storm '98

Ice; The Ice Storm of 1998; Ice Storm '98 Ice Written By Tiffiny McCollett and Ashley Boerner Ice thickly covered every little branch and glittered…

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Historic Hallowell - Ice Storm Day 1

Written by Clio Barr Ice Storm Extras The ice storm of 1998 was a natural disaster in Maine. It was a bad storm for everyone, it killed people and…