Keywords: Engine No. 2 Fire House
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Hose Wagon, Androscoggin Fire Company, Topsham, ca. 1895
Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: circa 1895 Location: Topsham Media: Photographic print
Observatory, fire house and church, Portland, ca. 1875
Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1875 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph
Androscoggin No. 2 company, Topsham, ca. 1890
Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: circa 1890 Location: Topsham ; Topsham Media: Photographic print
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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry
The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.
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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2
The engine was usually a gasoline car engine. A belt ran from the engine pulley to a hauling winch; and as long as the engine was running, the winch…
Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 2 of 3
In December 1966, a fire erupted at Wallace’s Garage on the corner of Main Street and Summit Road. Five major buildings, and several smaller ones…
Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - A Look Inside the Classroom Over Time - Page 2 of 4
… early, bring in the wood or coal and keep the fire going throughout the day. In 1938 an eight grader named Harold "Scoot" Richardson was the…