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Item 100059

Tin tube fire extinguisher, Waldoboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1900 Location: Waldoboro Media: Tin

Item 76562

Hose Wagon, Androscoggin Fire Company, Topsham, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: circa 1895 Location: Topsham Media: Photographic print

Item 9149

Pumper training, Millinocket, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Millinocket Fire Department Date: circa 1920 Location: Millinocket Media: photograph on mounting board


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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.


The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

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.

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Opera Company

Surry Opera Company Opera Company's Tenth Anniversary festival schedule, Surry, 1994Item Contributed bySurry Historical Society Text by Kate…

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Historic Hallowell - Police and Fire Citations

Aurora Regional Fire Museum, 26 June 2004. Web. 28 Apr. 2011. < handtubs_&_musters.html> "Handtub…

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

In 1801 the first community fire company, the Union Fire (Club) Association, was established and its rules required each member to keep ready at…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


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

Don't get close to the new guy


I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam