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Item 102139

Corrections to "Account of the Great Conflagration in Portland, July 4th, & 5th, 1866," April 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Ink on Paper

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Item 40437

Deering High School Annex, Portland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1915 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 1152

Great Conflagration in Portland, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

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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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… of local citizens were drawn to watch the conflagration. The police departments of both Biddeford and Saco were busy securing the perimeter of the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… Fire Department officially labeled the origins of the fire as unknown, following the investigations into the cause of the conflagration.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

By the time the conflagration was finally stamped out, thirty-one buildings, twelve million feet of lumber and two tenement buildings were reduced to…