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Historical Items

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Item 4148

Advertising card, Portland Packing Co., ca. 1870

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1867 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 28698

Good Health Parade, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 28699

Children's Good Health Parade, Portland, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 82915

8th Maine Regimental Assoc. property, S. Side 8th Maine Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: 8th Maine Regimental Assoc. Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 86868

Storage, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier Use: Storage

Item 86874

Workshop, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier Use: Workshop

Exhibits

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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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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.

Site Pages

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Welcome to New Portland!

Welcome to New Portland! New Portland Town Sign X Welcome to New Portland! Here at our site, you can explore many different historical…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village Schools

… Society Great Works School in West New Portland X West New Portland was only known to have two different schools.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - East New Portland Village Schools

Pines School, East New Portland, 1942Item Contributed byNew Portland Historical Society The Pines School was built in 1896.

My Maine Stories

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My Africa Book and living in Portland
by Titi de Baccarat

My art is about being an immigrant in the US, my pain, fear, uncertainty, and hope for my future

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Maine in Vietnam - Not to be Forgotten
by Karen L. Olson, M.D.

How Veterans' Voices started.

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.