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Item 19115

Old and new fire lookout towers, Depot Mountain, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1920 Location: T14 R16 WELS Media: Photographic print

Item 19044

Sally Mountain fire tower, 1932

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: 1932 Location: T5 R1 NBKP Media: Photographic print

Item 19125

Fire tower, Nulhedus Mountain, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1920 Location: T4 R17 WELS Media: Photographic print


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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.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Bar Harbor Fire Department

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… for the Portland conflagration of 1866." (“Bangor Fire”) The fire began around 4:00 on the afternoon of April 30th in a hay shed owned by J.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

View of Downtown Bangor from City Hall Tower, ca. 1870Item Contributed byBangor Public Library At this same time, Bangor saw the rise of small…