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Historical Items

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Item 30903

Flood, Guilford Coal Sheds, 1934

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 13760

Randall and McAllister Coal Company building, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 10404

Main line coal tower in Oakfield, c. 1945

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Oakfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 32096

27 Allen Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Morrill's Coal & Wood Company Style: Utilitarian Use: Coal Pocket

Item 54301

Assessor's Record, 219 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Deering Coal & Wood Company Use: Shed - Coal & Wood

Item 54302

Assessor's Record, 219-225 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Deering Coal & Wood Company Use: Shed - Coal & Wood


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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Energy

The steam engines were powered by coal. The funny thing is that as the years went by, the engines needed more coal.

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

The Wingate’s coal storage building was located between Lucky Garden parking lot and the river. Also you can still find pieces of coal near the river.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Bangor and Aroostook Train Station, Presque Isle, ca. 1908

Stove in middle of room has coal scuttle next to it. Large desk on right is high, requiring clerk to stand or use a very high chair.

My Maine Stories

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down