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Item 8831

Fire Tower bottom. Garland, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Garland

Media: Photographic print

Item 8832

Garland Fire Tower on High Cut Hill, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Garland Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Garland

Media: Photographic print

Item 10104

Machigonne Fire House, Portland, Me. c. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Photoprint

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Water Witch, Waldoboro, ca. 1838

Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

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.

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Civil Defense Week End poster, 1958

Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

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.

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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

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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Bar Harbor Fire Department Fire Locator

Bar Harbor Fire Department

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Mack Ladder city service truck, Presque Isle, ca. 1931

Presque Isle Fire Department

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 Engine #2, Millinocket, ca. 1979

Millinocket Fire Department

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