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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.
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.
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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Natural disasters have plagued Hallowell throughout its history, but man-made disasters have impacted the city as well.
Natural Resource to Finished Product Hallowell Granite Works stone yard, Hallowell, ca. 1895Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library A site…
Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand Hains Ledge Quarry, Lithgow Hill, Hallowell, ca.