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Historical Items

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Item 1355

Natural History building after 1866 fire, Portland

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph

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Flood on Main Street, Ridlonville, 1936

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Mexico Media: Photographic print

Item 79392

Flood on Bridge Street, Mexico, 1936

Contributed by: Mexico Historical Society Date: 1936 Location: Mexico Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Civil Defense: Fear and Safety

In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.

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The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.

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Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Disasters - Natural and Man-made

Natural disasters have plagued Hallowell throughout its history, but man-made disasters have impacted the city as well.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 2 of 2

Crime & Disaster This was the fourth school fire in Portland in 1921 and was of unknown origin. It started in the library, which did not have a…

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Crime & Disaster - Page 1 of 2

Crime & Disaster Crime & Disaster A selection of photographs relating to crime & disaster in the Portland Press Herald Glass Plate Negative…