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Contributed by: Dixfield Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1900
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Address: 28-34 Orchard Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Mary A. Tolman
Use: Garage & Storage
Address: 14-18 Orchard Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Benjamin G. Ward
Use: Dwelling - Two family
Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.
The novelty of organized auto racing came to Maine in 1911 with a hill-climbing event in Poland and speed racing at Old Orchard Beach. Drivers and cars came from all over New England for these events.