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Item 15253

Spring flooding in Aroostook County, c. 1955

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1955 Media: Photographic print

Item 7220

Station Bridge during Floods of March 1936

Contributed by: Cornish Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Cornish; Baldwin Media: Photographic print

Item 31073

Lower Water Street, Hallowell, Flood of 1923

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: 1923-04-30 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 83237

1268-1302 Washington Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Henry Thurlow Use: Dwelling


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High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.


The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Floods

Hallowell Floods Hallowell Flood 1870Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Hallowell Flood 1896Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library…

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

Flood Tide "Bangor needs to grow for the benefit of our young people, as well as for those of us ready to make some new memories...

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

Because the snow covered the roads, and in the spring, the car would ruin the road because of the mud. According to Sam Webber.