Map of 1866 Portland Fire

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Map of 1866 Portland Fire

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The Great Fire of Portland swept through a large area of the city on July 4, 1866.

The red section on this map shows the area burned, extending to North Street and ending between Cumberland and Congress streets.

The fire may have been started by a firework, and was spread by high winds. At the time, it was the largest urban fire to strike an American city.

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About This Item

  • Title: Map of 1866 Portland Fire
  • Creator: Bufford, J. H.
  • Creation Date: 1866
  • Subject Date: 1866-07-04
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 35 cm x 45 cm
  • Local Code: Map FF 550
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
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(207) 774-1822 x230

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