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Keywords: Fire of 1947

Historical Items

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Item 14635

American LaFrance engine, Brewer, 1947

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: 1947 Location: Bangor Media: Metal and Rubber

Item 14449

Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Historical Society Date: 1947-10-23 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Mystery Corner Item

Item 102176

Forest fire refugees, Biddeford, 1947

Mystery Corner Item Do you recognize anyone in this photo?

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1947 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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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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We Used to be "Normal": A History of F.S.N.S.

Farmington's Normal School -- a teacher-training facility -- opened in 1863 and, over the decades, offered academic programs that included such unique features as domestic and child-care training, and extra-curricular activities from athletics to music and theater.

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In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

MDI and the Fire of 1947 Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947Item Contributed byBar Harbor Historical Society The Fire of 1947 wiped out…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Depression, War, and Fire

On Friday, October 17, 1947, after a dangerously dry summer, a fire broke out in a cranberry bog outside Hulls Cove.

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Mantor Library, University of Maine Farmington

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My Maine Stories

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Bob "Coach" Cote: Highlights from life of a Biddeford legend
by Bob "Coach" Cote

Bob talks about growing up in Biddeford, sports, the fire of 1947, and closing of St. Louis High.

Story

John Conroy: proud heir of a 4-generation business
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The evolution of a family business providing funeral services

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Geraldine Litalien: painting a picture of life in Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Impact on everyday life from events occurring from the late 1920s through 2018