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Contributed by: Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ
Date: circa 1928
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Caribou Public Library
In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote
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… After passing the bar in 1906, he soon went into municipal government, holding a variety of offices including city auditor, municipal judge and…
The 1912 building served as the municipal court (top floor), fire house (main floor) and jail (cellar).