Keywords: Grand Trunk Railroad
Black soldiers served in Maine during World War II, assigned in small numbers throughout the state to guard Grand Trunk rail lines from a possible German attack. The soldiers, who lived in railroad cars near their posts often interacted with local residents.
The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.
The Black Guards were African American Army soldiers, members of the segregated Second Battalion of the 366th Infantry sent to guard the railways of Maine during World War II, from 1941 to 1945. The purpose of the Black Guards' deployment to Maine was to prevent terrorist attacks along the railways, and to keep Maine citizens safe during the war.
… as can be found in the State, excepting the Grand Trunk Depot in Portland. They are an ornament to the village, and an honor to the company.
… arrived over the weekend by train at the Grand Trunk Station on India Street. The convention was held at Portland City Hall (Merrill Auditorium)…
He ultimately sold newspapers on the Grand Trunk Railroad System. He formed a partnership with his brother, in 1861, to publish papers for this…