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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Pencil on paper
Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society
Date: circa 1920
Location: Boothbay Harbor
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Address: 11-15 Maple Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: New England Cold Storage Company
Use: Storage - Cold
Address: 10-12 Central Wharf, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Cold Storage Company
Use: Cold Storage
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.
Samantha Smith, a Manchester schoolgirl, gained international fame in 1983 by asking Soviet leader Yuri Andropov whether he intended to start a nuclear war and then visiting the Soviet Union to be reassured that no one there wanted war.
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.