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Item 4171

Great fire of Portland, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 40463

Parade of Horribles and Antiques, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1920-07-05 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 102139

Corrections to "Account of the Great Conflagration in Portland, July 4th, & 5th, 1866," April 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

… special sporting events for children, a huge fireworks display, and even catered meals. The theater itself was an open air pitched roof design with…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

… were enticed with the promise of “gorgeous fireworks!” in advertisements that also included band concerts and vaudeville performances as part of…

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Guilford, Maine - Special Events

The first day ended with a spectacular display of fireworks viewed from the Guilford Ball Park. Water Street Parade float, Guilford, 1966Item…