Great fire of Portland, 1866

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Great fire of Portland, 1866

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Description

This map shows the location (in red) of the damage of the Great fire of Portland, 1866. This fire was caused by fireworks during the celebration of July 4th.

To ensure that Portland would never again experience a tragedy like the Great Fire, Portland installed a fire alarm signal system in 1867. The mayor also signed a contract in 1868 to pipe in water from Sebago Lake in order to add to the city's available water supply.

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About This Item

  • Title: Great fire of Portland, 1866
  • Creator: Bufford, J. H.
  • Creation Date: 1866
  • Subject Date: 1866-07-04
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 30 cm x 43 cm
  • Local Code: Map F 587
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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