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Historical Items

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Item 40414

South Portland girls basketball, 1924

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

Item 15294

Portland and South Portland, 1923

Contributed by: South Portland Public Library Date: 1923 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 21638

South Portland Heights School, 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1960-02-04 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85633

Gate Tender's house, South Side Woodford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Use: Gate Tender's house

Item 76244

16 South Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mark A. Sulkowitch Use: Apartments

Item 89767

42 South Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grace Anderson Use: Dwelling


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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.


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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Portland Water District

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

The name "New" Portland was thus due to its roots to the original Portland. People came to live there in 1783, but the town was officially…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - Bridges of East New Portland

Bridges of East New Portland Text by Marilyn Gorman and Dianne Pease With Images from New Portland Historical Society Parsons Bridge: The Parsons…

My Maine Stories

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My Years of Coaching and Lessons Learned
by Bob Brown

How growing up and coaching in Maine, and around the world, made me who I am today.


August 12, 1967 was the most significant day of my life
by Bob Small

How the Vietnam war affected my life


We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War