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Item 11189

Norridgewock Fire Station, 1955

Contributed by: Norridgewock Historical Society Date: 1955 Location: Norridgewock Media: Photographic print

Item 100181

Falmouth Fire Society rules and orders, Portland, ca. 1783

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1783 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 79508

Fire Bucket from the Androscoggin No. 2, Topsham, 1850

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1850 Location: Topsham Media: Metal, paint

Online 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.


Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.


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.

Site Pages

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Presque Isle Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police Hallowell was incorporated as a Town on April 26, 1771 and from its beginning recognized the…

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association

Protect and Serve: Hallowell Fireman's Association From bucket brigades to modern pumpers, the Hallowell Fireman's Association record is a…

My Maine Stories

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s


Serving in Vietnam with Richard Hershel Green
by Peter P. Joyce Jr.

Don't get close to the new guy


Memories of a mission in Vietnam, January 11, 1970
by SGT. Ronald Santerre, 1st Calvary Division

Extracting villagers from the Viet Cong in Vietnam