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Historical Items

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Item 21085

Deering Street, Portland, 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1886 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 21087

Carleton Street, Portland, 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1886 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 21086

State Street, Portland, 1886

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1886 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

Exhibit

Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

Exhibit

Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.

Site Pages

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

1886 Item 20592 infoMaine Historical Society 1882 - Looking East on Congress Street toward Market Square The strawberry shortcake sign…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… of hotels, cottages and Indian encampments, 1886 Bird's-eye view maps like this 1886 panorama of Bar Harbor were popular all across the country in…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Unitarian Church, Presque Isle, 1895

… Description The Unitarian Church was erected in 1886 and because of poor attendance was closed in 1932.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Masters and apprentices
by Theresa Secord

Wabanaki basket makers learn to weave by apprenticing with master artists.