Keywords: The Cross of Snow
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Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Longfellow National Historic Site
Media: chalk on paper
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."
At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
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The snow banks would reach as high as the telephone wires. During one terrible storm, lighting hit in the middle of a cow pasture killing the whole…
… continued into the 1960s.(3) Remembrance Joseph Snow, a Scarborough resident, was very active in early aviation.
During the winter months when there was snow, sleigh cars replaced the horse cars. Some time after Portland became electrified in the 1880s, the…
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by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II