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Contributed by: McArthur Public Library
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: St. Joseph Healthcare
Date: circa 1955
Media: From Black and White Negative
Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.
While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
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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Volunteer Firefighters and their Fire Clothes The firemen clothing now is different than it was in the 1880’s, for firemen wore black pants, a black…
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After horrible fires were fought, firefighters and local citizens would get together and use music in a parade going up and down the streets to…
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by Peter P. Joyce Jr.
Don't get close to the new guy
by Sam Kelley
My service in the Vietnam War
by Jim Barrows
A poem about being a medic, saving Vietnamese people and babies. Sometimes we trusted too much.