World War I era soldiers in Monument Square, Portland, 1917

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World War I era soldiers in Monument Square, Portland, 1917

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Prior to the U.S. officially joining World War I in April 1917, Portland held a Preparedness Day Parade on March 18th. This is likely a picture of the day's events, meaning these soldiers were from forts in the Greater Portland Area.

Some forts in Casco Bay, such as Fort Williams, were partially or fully manned prior to U.S. involvement in the war in defense from potential overseas threats.

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  • Title: World War I era soldiers in Monument Square, Portland, 1917
  • Creation Date: 1917
  • Subject Date: 1917
  • Local Name: Congress Street
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-7474, Misc. Box 264/7
  • Collection: Images of World War I military installations in Casco Bay, Maine
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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