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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: Ink on Paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Date: circa 1915
Media: Glass Negative
While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
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… of local citizens were drawn to watch the conflagration. The police departments of both Biddeford and Saco were busy securing the perimeter of the…
… Fire Department officially labeled the origins of the fire as unknown, following the investigations into the cause of the conflagration.
By the time the conflagration was finally stamped out, thirty-one buildings, twelve million feet of lumber and two tenement buildings were reduced to…